State v. Jimerson
Court of Appeals of Washington
618 P.2d 1027 (1980)
On December 22, 1978, Raymond Arthur Jimerson, Jr. (defendant) drove his car in the direction of two police officers on the street. The officers attempted to evade the car by climbing on an embankment. Jimerson was arrested for assaulting the officers. At trial, he testified that he had no intention of hitting the officers with his car, but that he simply intended to drive by them, splashing them with slush from the street. Jimerson was charged with first- and second-degree assault. He was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault. Jimerson appealed, arguing that he was entitled to a jury instruction on the lesser included offense of simple assault.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Munson, J.)
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