Ride operator charged after NC fair accident

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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was operating a ride at the North Carolina State Fair has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon after the ride injured five people.

The fair said in a news release Saturday that 46-year-old Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, of Quitman, Ga., had been arrested. Witnesses say the ride had stopped and people were getting off when it started moving again.

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