AFTON, Minn. (WCCO) — The Afton City Attorney has filed a five-count complaint against an angry motorist after Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins said she and a friend had a close call while training near her Minnesota hometown.

Diggins said in a blog post that she and her Stillwater High School coach, Kris Hansen, were roller-skiing single file on Sunday when an SUV flew by them a few miles from her home in Afton, saying the driver could have killed them.

“The very unfortunate incident this past weekend is completely unacceptable behavior and we have zero tolerance for this type of aggressive, threatening, and dangerous behavior,” reads a statement released by the City of Afton. “Our residents and visitors to our city need to be certain that their health and safety remains our top priority.”

Diggins, a 27-year-old cross-country skier, said the driver stopped in the road and started driving next to them as they tried to pass.

The criminal complaint includes counts of assault, reckless driving, careless driving, disorderly conduct and nuisance on a public roadway.

Comments (5)
  1. David Clark says:

    Good! It serves that idiot right and I hope the judge is NOT easy on him or her.

  2. Tracy Greycloud says:

    i have had this happen to me and i wonder what these people are thinking , having a bad day or feeling depressed doesn’t mean you can hurt some one. you will see these people in court after the fact and there soooooooooo sorry for their actions but its to late . GROW UP and under stand your actions have consequences and they can hurt

  3. Scott Weaver says:

    No names?

    1. Lynn Athena says:

      Info on the man charged: 37-year-old George Frost, of St. Mary’s Point

  4. Alton Lee says:

    It is so sad that a few drivers turn into complete idiots when behind the wheel. All they seem to think of is me first!!! Some become as dangerous as a madman with a gun. License suspension of 5 years or more should be in order of a serious infraction.