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Road rage turns violent in Nacogdoches

Jamie Smith and Jeffrey Honea. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County Jamie Smith and Jeffrey Honea. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – It was a case of road rage turned violent.

According to police reports, officers responded to the 300 block of King Street at one pm Saturday, to arrest both an alleged drunk driver and a passenger who became upset about another person's driving.

The report said passenger, Jeffrey Honea, 46, of Nacogdoches, confronted the other driver by striking him once with a bat.

Honea was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and released from the Nacogdoches County Jail on a $12,000 bond.  

The driver, Jamie Smith, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.

Bond for the possession of a controlled substance was set at $2,500, and $1,500 for the drinking while intoxicated charge. Smith also bonded out.

Officers said the victim was not seriously hurt, and refused medical treatment.

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