TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police said a fight between a couple got so heated that the 28-year-old woman ended up intentionally hitting her baby’s father with her vehicle, causing him to suffer a broken leg.
Johnnie Smith appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon and was charged with one count each of second-degree assault constituting domestic violence, reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangering, and one count each of DUII and hit and run resulting injury.
She was arrested by Troutdale Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office after both officers and deputies responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck in the 25000 block of Southeast Stark Street in Troutdale.
Police said that Smith and the father of her children were in an argument while driving. Witnesses told police that Smith was driving, according to Deputy District Attorney Shawn M. Overstreet. The vehicle came to a stop and both people exited the vehicle, police said. The man walked away, but then went back to the vehicle to grab some personal items. According to Overstreet’s court documents, Smith got back into the car as the man walked away. She then drove at a high rate of speed up onto the sidewalk hitting the man and a tree.
Witnesses then saw Smith drive away from the scene, police said.
The man suffered a broken leg, police said.
Officers eventually located the vehicle and found an open can of Old English alcohol on the floorboard of the vehicle, police said.
Police said during the fight and crash, Smith had her two children inside the vehicle with her, one who is an infant.
Court records show she is on federal probation out of Warm Springs for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.
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