An SUV Rammed Through a Crowd at a Native American Parade in New Mexico

Police say there is “no reason to suspect this crime was motivated by hate.”

Police section off the site where an SUV came to an abrupt stop after a driver careened through the parade route of the Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration. in Gallup, New Mexico, on Aug. 4. 2022. Credit: AP Photo
Police section off the site where an SUV came to an abrupt stop after a driver careened through the parade route of the Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial Celebration. in Gallup, New Mexico, on Aug. 4. 2022. Credit: AP Photo

More than a dozen people, including two officers, were injured Thursday after the driver of an SUV plowed into the crowd at a Native American ceremonial parade in Gallup, NM. Shocking footage of the incident surfaced online that showed children dancing and hundreds of others celebrating before running for cover when the vehicle sped through the crowd.

Authorities detained the driver of the vehicle and his two passengers. The driver is facing multiple charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated or impaired, aggravated fleeing, and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to a statement from police.

Police say there is “no reason to suspect this crime was motivated by hate.”