[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.


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

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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