Driver charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment in Kingsport crash that injured three

Rain Smith • Jun 1, 2010 at 11:49 AM

A 24-year-old Weber City man has been arrested following a Friday traffic crash in Kingsport that injured three people.

Police say the man was, "upset over his employment status," at a downtown business. He allegedly drove his vehicle from the parking lot, "in a rage," recklessly causing the collision that left a juvenile with serious lacerations to her face.

According to a Kingsport police report, the incident occurred at 10:26 Friday morning in front of Seaver's Bakery, 719 East Center St. Justin Michael Necessary, of 1737 Newland Hollow Road, Weber City, allegedly drove his Honda CRV out of the parking lot, "at a high rate of speed."

Police say Necessary crossed the eastbound lane of Center Street and entered the westbound lane. "Due to excessive speed," according to police, Necessary's vehicle continued turning to the left, entering eastbound traffic and striking a Ford Contour in the left front fender and door.

All three occupants of the Ford were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center. Police say two adults, age 23 and 52, received minor injuries, while a juvenile girl in the car suffered, "serious lacerations to her face."

The responding officer says an investigation revealed Necessary was at Seaver's Bakery when he, "became upset over his employment status." One witness told police Necessary, "was in a rage as he left the parking lot."

Necessary, who was not transported for medical treatment, allegedly admitted he got upset at the bakery and decided to leave.

Police report the recklessness of the crash and severity of injuries merited Necessary's arrest. He was charged with two counts of felony reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

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