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Hathaway Pines Man Evades Officer

Angels Camp, CA – A Hathaway Pines man was arrested over the weekend for attempting to evade an Angels Camp Police Officer.

37-year-old Jeffrey Cecil Hughes was driving on Murphys Grade Road Saturday when an officer attempted to pull him over for speeding. The Police Department says that Hughes accelerated and passed several vehicles in an unsafe manner.

The officer lost sight of Hughes, but within a few minutes learned that he was involved in a traffic collision on French Gulch Road. He reportedly failed to negotiate a turn due to his high speed, went off the road and collided with a barbed fence and dirt embankment.

Hughes sustained a laceration above his eye and was treated and transported by paramedics. Hughes had been driving on a suspended license.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.