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AUSTIN, Texas – New charges have been filed against the driver accused of plowing into a crowd of people in Austin last month.

According to reports, the Travis County District Clerk’s Office confirms there are 20 new charges for 21-year-old Rashad Owens.

Each new charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony.

The victims were downtown during the South By Southwest Music Festival when Owens allegedly broke through a barricade and ran over people lined up on the sidewalk.

Four people were killed and others were injured during the deadly incident.

After the incident, police filed an initial charge of capital murder in connection to two victims who died at the scene.

Owens bond has been set at three million dollars.