A Statham man and his three-year-old son were uninjured after being struck by a vehicle near the University of Georgia on Saturday.
According to Athens-Clarke County Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow, Ross Martin Campbell of Statham was standing in an empty parking space holding his three-year-old son when Richard F. Junkins, 32, of Stonybrook Circle in Athens, attempted to pull into the spot.
Campbell refused to move out of the way and he and Junkins exchanged words. Junkins then pulled his 2000 Ford Mustang forward into the parking space striking Campbell. Campbell and his son were thrown onto the hood of Junkins’ vehicle.
Police arrested Junkins and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault.
Sorrow said the police report did not indicate why Campbell was blocking the spot or why he refused to move when Junkins attempted to park in the space.
The incident, which occurred a few blocks away from Sanford Stadium, took place minutes after the kickoff for the Bulldog’s Sept. 18 home game versus Arkansas. It is unknown if either party was planning to attend the game.
This A-wipe was obviously trying to hold the parking spot for someone else and he thought that he would risk his kids life in the process. Its too bad and I hope that the kid was not hurt ,after all its not his fault that his daddy is an idiot.He was probably drunk too.