HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A man has entered a guilty to plea to charges that he rammed a Garland County sheriff's deputy's patrol car.
The Sentinel-Record reports that 29-year-old William Randolph Grimmett pleaded guilty to felony first-degree criminal mischief in a deal in which prosecutors dropped other felony charges.
Grimmett was sentenced to three years in prison.
Authorities say Grimmett was stopped by a deputy on Jan. 8 and started to drive away when the deputy asked a companion to step out of the car after he smelled alcohol.
The deputy was rushing back to his cruiser and suddenly heard tires squeal. Grimmett was driving toward the car and the deputy had to jump onto his hood to avoid being rammed.
Grimmett was later arrested without incident at a home in Hot Springs.
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