Witnesses described a loud domestic argument in progress leading to a road rage incident between two vehicles. The driver of the Dodge truck had been chasing his wife, who was driving another vehicle. After exchanging words on the street, the wife drive away.
In an effort to continue following her, the driver of the Dodge truck abruptly backed across Main Street and struck the lamppost, knocking it over. A downtown “Ghost Tour” was in progress so several people saw the incident. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.
The Watkinsville Police also handled these situations:
Monday, October 7th
Shortly before 6am, a 1999 Honda CRV was attempting to turn from South Main Street into Jittery Joe’s parking lot but missed the driveway. The car did a nose-dive into the ditch. The 19-year-old driver from Marietta was not injured. No one else was involved.
Thursday, October 10th
At 10:51am, a 2003 Toyota backed into a 1996 Honda Accord at a business along Jerry Smith Drive. No one was injured.
At 1:15 p.m., a 1998 Honda Accord scraped the side of a 2006 Ford Five Hundred in the Oconee County Courthouse parking lot. No one was injured and damage was minor.
At 11:21 p.m., police responded to 69 Morrison Street after the resident heard a loud crashing noise outside. Someone had broken the windows out of a 2003 Dodge Caravan in the driveway. Some type of blunt object was used to smash the glass. The owner of the minivan stated that she did not know who would have damaged her vehicle.
Friday, October 11th
On Friday morning a man reported that, during the night, someone had stolen the silver tailgate off of his 2004 Toyota Tundra. The truck was parked overnight at a Industrial Boulevard business. The tailgate is valued at $300.
At 6pm, police responded to a domestic situation at a Harden Hill Road apartment. There was an on-going argument concerning child visitation. One person agreed to leave before the situation got out of hand. Both sides were advised to seek a legal resolution through the court system.
At 11:38pm, police were called to a Greensboro Highway business after a worker discovered that his 1995 Toyota pick-up had been broken into. A tackle box and some fishing rods had been stolen. The intruder had also damaged the ignition switch. The value of the stolen items is about $120.
Sunday, October 13th
Sunday evening police met with a South Main Street resident after she was bitten on the hand by a neighbor’s dog. Oconee County Animal Control is assisting with the situation.
During the week ending Sunday October 13 the Watkinsville Police Department responded to thirty-three (33) calls for assistance inside the City.