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Clayton County Driver Drives Wild

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Hernandez Ismael, a 31-year-old Jonesboro man is in Clayton County Jail, charged with two counts of aggravated assault as well as other offenses, after he drove his vehicle into two people in a mobile home park on June 26, 2011.  He also tried to flee the scene, twice.

As reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution Hernandez Ismael was arrested after the Sunday afternoon incident in the Clayton Mobile Home Park in the 6300 block of Tara Boulevard, according to Officer Phong Nguyen of the Clayton County Police Department.

Apparently, Ismael argued with a few friends before getting into his vehicle and hitting two innocent bystanders.  Immediately after hitting the two bystanders, he tried to flee and in the process struck a parked Ford F-150. After hitting the F-150, he again tried to leave again, but his car was too damaged to drive off.  This time he decided to flee by foot.

Witnesses told Channel 2 Action News that Ismael also nearly hit an 11-year-old girl, who jumped out of the way and saw Ismael’s Dodge Neon crash into the F-150.  One of those who was struck, Carina Umana, suffered a broken leg and was taken to a local hospital, Nguyen said. The other hit bystander complained of back pain.

A witness went after Ismael and brought him back to the mobile home park, where police took him into custody, Officer Nguyen said.

Ismael is charged with two counts of aggravated assault; one count each of hit and run, hit and run involving an unattended vehicle, and causing serious bodily injury; and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, Nguyen said.

The suspect was assigned an $11,100 bond and was being held Monday night in Clayton County Jail.

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