S.C. man hits chief with SUV at safety checkpoint


By Rachel Johnson
Aiken Standard

AUGUSTA, S.C. — An Augusta man is in custody after hitting an officer with his vehicle and fleeing a traffic checkpoint early Saturday morning.

Demarius Lamar Smith, 21, of Augusta was arrested on Saturday afternoon at the Deluxe Inn on Martintown Road in North Augusta by law enforcement and is accused of hitting Williston Chief of Police Roger Kaney shortly before 1 a.m.

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