[UPDATE] Man Charged With Hitting Two With Car

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 10-28 8:25am --

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) --

A prosecutor has dismissed assault charges against a driver accused of using his car to nudge a man and his 3-year-old son from a parking space.

A police report says 32-year-old Richard Junkins of Athens was
trying to park in a downtown space about noon on Sept. 18, the day
of the Arkansas-Georgia football game.

The report says a 36-year-old man and his son were standing in
the way, and Junkins inched into the space.

A witness told police the car struck the man and that the child
had fallen onto the hood of the car. Junkins was charged with
aggravated assault.

Assistant District Attorney Reed Newland said there were no
injuries and the man who was struck did not want to press charges.

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Athens, Georgia (AP) --

Police in Athens say a man who wanted a parking spot hit two people with his car to get it.

Athens-Clarke County police said on September 19 that Ross Campbell of Statham was standing in a parking spot holding his 3-year-old son on September 18 when Richard Junkins pulled up in a Ford Mustang.

Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow says Campbell refused to move
and after an exchange of words, Junkins tried to move into the
space.

Police say Junkins hit the two, who wound up on the hood of his
car, but no one was injured.

Police say Junkins is charged with two counts of aggravated
assault and was released on about $22,000 bond.


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  • by anon Location: tally on Oct 28, 2010 at 05:31 PM
    My family and I would not be standing in the middle of a parking space. Obviously, there was a confrontation and the standee didn't like the drivee...
  • by marmalade on Oct 28, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    yeah but anonymous 11:46 a.m. - you would have the courtest to have moved out of the parking spot. Some jerks are just eggin for a fight, and this fool did it with a child in tow. What a frickin idiot.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    To anon: What kind of person are you.If it was you and your child you would be very mad.So what if he was holding the parking space what ever happen to people asking you to move. The point is what if his foot would have slipped. What would have happen. Two people would be hurt bad or dead. So before you post a comment think about how would you feel is it was you or you family. May God bless you and your soul.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    to Posted by: anon Location: tally on Oct 28, 2010 at 09:07 AM Seriously??? If someone hits me with their vehicle while I am holding my child, I will be the one going to jail.
  • by Nosey Location: Tally on Oct 28, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    Maybe the driver of the vehicle was older...and had more insurance!!
  • by anon Location: tally on Oct 28, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    the idiot has no right to stand on a parking space for cars...he was probably trying to hold it for someone else.
  • by man oh man on Oct 28, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    Sounds like dumb and dumber...
  • by RALO Location: TALLAHASSE FL. on Sep 20, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    all I can say is he wanted that park bad
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