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Smith charged with running police officer off road
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A man faces felony charges after he ran a police officer off the road and nearly caused a head-on crash.The driver, Kenneth Patrick Smith, 38, of Doyle faces charges of evading arrest, felony reckless endangerment, and driving on a revoked license. He will face hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on May 14.He is charged after he had a near miss with McMinnville police officer Joseph Vanbommel near River Park Hospital. The officer said Smith was traveling east in the westbound lane, meaning he was on the wrong side of the road.“I had to swerve to avoid making contact with the Dodge Ram,” the officer recalled.