Ice Cream Truck Driver Assault – A Salt Lake City ice cream driver was assaulted by a woman who walked up to the truck and sprayed them with a can of Mean Green cleaning solution. The police were called immediately and the woman continued a shouting match over the menu. Andrea Chavez was not happy with the prices so she sprayed cleaning solution in the woman’s face.
Chavez, 65, faces four misdemeanor charges for attacking the driver of the truck. She told police she did it because, “she charges too much for ice cream.”
The incident occurred back on August 7th, however she was just charged on Monday. There was no reason given for the unknown delay. Some cases can take longer to bring forth charges depending on other court delays or to follow up on the investigation.
Chavez had used a nontoxic, biodegradable cleaner, known as Mean Green, to spray the female driver. She received treatment at a local hospital after the cleaner got into her eyes. She was released later that day.
When Chavez almost assaulted the police when confronted and fought with the arresting officer stating she would “sock him in the face” and “kick him in the groin.”
Chavez spent three days in jail and then released after no charges were filed, after which would exceed the 72 hour holding period allowable by law with no charge.
Chavez’s arraignment for the ice cream truck driver assault will take place on January 4th in Salt Lake City. If found guilty off all four charges she faces a maximum of two and a half years in prison.