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Lawyer: Accused man didn't know Harris was in group

By Associated Press
Published October 31, 2004

SARASOTA - A man charged with assault for allegedly driving toward U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris and her campaign supporters did not know the former Florida secretary of state was in the group, his attorney said.

Barry Seltzer, 46, was being held at Sarasota County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Seltzer told police he was exercising "political expression" when he aimed his car at Harris and a group of backers Tuesday. He swerved onto the sidewalk; no one was hurt.

"From our investigation, it appears that our client did not know that she was even there," said attorney David Haenel.

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