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Alleged “Rolling Coal” Incident Leads to Charges 

Man uses thick plumes of diesel smoke to disturb rally

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel has charged a Bend man with two counts of harassment following an alleged “rolling coal” incident during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bend. According to the DA’s office, 20-year-old Dylan Freville drove his truck through a crowd gathered for a Black Lives Matter demonstration May 30.

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“On at least two occasions he quickly accelerated his truck as he passed the rally, causing thick plumes of diesel smoke to eject from his truck’s exhaust pipe onto rally attendees, causing them physical discomfort,” the DA’s Tuesday press release stated. “This act is referred to colloquially as ‘rolling coal’ and is often done to people riding bicycles, people driving electric cars, and, of late, people attending black lives matter rallies.”

The DA’s office stated that they identified Freville after he posted an Instagram post about it. Other rally attendees also took pictures and videos that helped identify Freville, Hummel’s office stated.

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