Jamie L. Smith, 29, Denver Street, was charged Sunday morning with OVI, failure to control and obstructing official business after an officer reported seeing her vehicle strike a utility pole on Pennsylvania Avenue. When approached, Smith reportedly had an odor of alcohol on her breath and failed field sobriety tests. The officer reported that, while at the police station, Smith was loud and disruptive, screaming profanity and a racial slur against African-Americans, also refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. She reportedly had to be forcibly placed on the prisoner bench after she kept walking away from officers.
Officers were called to the New Dimension Bar on Anderson Boulevard Wednesday to remove Rowdy J. Fickes, 47, Riley Avenue, after the bartender said he was trying to start fights with other patrons, spitting in someone's face. Fickes was reportedly found by officers, screaming at the bartender and patrons and was ordered to leave three times, finally using mace on him. He was taken to the hospital for treatment from the mace, charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest, and taken to county jail.
Both drivers were found at fault in an accident Monday morning on Parkway. According to reports, Jamie A. Mick, 38, Anderson Drive, was stopped in her Jeep at Parkway, as was Scott G. Knavel, 50, Garfield Avenue, Salem who was driving a pickup truck. Both proceeded through the intersection at the same time, when Mick's vehicle struck Knavel's. No charges were filed.