Utah woman accused of assaulting ice cream driver

December 20, 2011 - 12:10 PM

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Police say a Utah woman sprayed an ice cream truck driver in the face with cleaning solution after becoming upset over the product's price.

Authorities in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville say 65-year-old Andrea Chavez told them she sprayed the woman because "she charges too much for ice cream."

The incident happened Aug. 7. Charges were filed Monday, though the reason for the delay wasn't immediately known.

Police say the driver was briefly hospitalized after being hit in the eyes with Mean Green cleaner, a product described by the company as a blend of nontoxic, biodegradable detergents.

Chavez faces charges of assault, interfering with an officer and committing a violent offense in the presence of a child.

It wasn't immediately clear Tuesday if she had an attorney. A telephone message left at a listing under her name wasn't returned.