Murphy to serve 52 weekends for striking officer with truck

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By Linda Ireland

A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault of a police officer.
Jimmy Dale Murphy, 43, admitted to driving the pickup that struck 30-year veteran city officer Dennis Wells as he directed traffic in front of Hodgenville Elementary School in January.
He pleaded guilty also to one count each of operating on suspended or revoked operators license and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic.
He was sentenced to eight years on assault; 12 months for driving on suspended license; and 30 days on disregarding signal.

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