MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving her vehicle into another vehicle on purpose on Friday. The woman also reportedly had five children in the car with her at the time of the accident.
Brenda L. Smith, 33, of Piqua has been charged with one count of second-degree felonious assault, one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence, and two counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangering.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Estates Drive and County Road 25-A outside of Tipp City. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, the victim pulled up at the same time to the right of Smith’s vehicle to turn right and head southbound. Smith was to the left, reportedly with her left turn signal on to head northbound on County Road 25-A to go toward Piqua.
The victim stated that when he began to drive onto County Road 25-A, Smith allegedly “pulled out quickly and turned her vehicle in his direction and rammed her vehicle into his,” according to court records. “This action caused her vehicle to cross the center line of traffic and end up in a front yard down the road.”
Smith was arraigned on Monday, and a mental health evaluation was ordered for her. She is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total of $28,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for Smith is scheduled for March 1.
Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall