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Ride operator charged after NC State Fair accident injures 5 people
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:41 PM EDT
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.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said after inspecting the ride, investigators determined it had been tampered with and critical safety devices were compromised.
Tutterrow is employed by an independent ride contractor. A telephone call to Tutterrow was not immediately returned.
Three people are still in the hospital.