Motorist Hits Metro Employee Over Parking Violation

A motorist struck a Metro employee with his vehicle after receiving a parking ticket.

In a recent incident, Jacobi Austin, a 24-year-old motorist, was charged with aggravated assault following an altercation stemming from a parking violation. The episode unfolded when an employee of the Metro Nashville Department of Transportation issued Austin a parking ticket for his improperly parked Ford sedan on 6th Avenue North near Union Street.

According to reports, the situation escalated when Austin attempted to slap the ticket book out of the employee’s hand. Despite this, the employee continued to write the ticket, leading Austin to enter his vehicle and strike the employee with the car before fleeing the scene.

The victim was promptly transported to a local hospital, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. Following the incident, law enforcement officials took Austin into custody. He is currently being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

This event has raised concerns about the safety of public employees performing their duties within the community. Further details and updates related to the case, including any legal proceedings against Austin, are awaited.

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