Defendant was driving his car after dark at a speed greatly in excess of that prescribed by a local ordinance. While proceeding in this fashion, the car overtook and struck a bicycle, severely injuring a passenger thereon. From a conviction of criminal assault of the passenger, defendant appealed. Held, affirmed. The necessary intent to injure a specific passenger of a vehicle may be inferred from the recklessness evidenced by driving at night at a speed greatly exceeding the statutory limit. Wellons v. State, (Ga. App. 1948) 48 S.E. (2d) 925.
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