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Bail set for man accused of forcing girlfriend, kids into traffic

FARGO A judge here set bail at $7,500 or $750 cash today for a Horace, N.D., man accused of using his pickup truck to push his girlfriend's vehicle through a Fargo intersection as her children rode with her. William Michael Smith, 24, was arreste...

FARGO

A judge here set bail at $7,500 or $750 cash today for a Horace, N.D., man accused of using his pickup truck to push his girlfriend's vehicle through a Fargo intersection as her children rode with her.

William Michael Smith, 24, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of reckless endangerment, said Fargo police Sgt. Mark Lykken.

Smith and his 25-year-old girlfriend had been arguing all day before she drove her three children, ages 3, 5 and 6, into Fargo on Tuesday night, Lykken said, citing the police report.

When she stopped for a red light at the Interstate 94 off-ramp at 25th Street South, Smith allegedly drove up behind her, placed the bumper of his truck against her vehicle, revved his engine and pushed her into the intersection, Lykken said.

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The woman told police "she had to stand on her brakes, but he was still pushing her," Lykken said. "She was pushed so far into the intersection that she had to drive through or risk being struck by another vehicle."

Fargo police contacted Cass County sheriff's deputies, who arrested Smith and took him to the Cass County Jail.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Herald are Forum Communications Co. newspapers.

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