POLICE: Marine Causes Three Wrecks, Tries To Run Down Cop

A Camp Lejeune Marine is accused of causing three different wrecks and trying to run down a police officer. It all happened within two minutes on a two mile section of Western Boulevard.

Lance Corporal Jeffrey Hill is charged with felony flee to elude arrest, two counts of failure to stop at scene of a crash with personal injury, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, aggressive driving, two counts of hit and run and drunk driving.

Police say it all happened Wednesday night around 9:15 p.m. on Western Boulevard. Police say they saw Hill's vehicle hit the elevated concrete median and turn into the Sunset Inn. When officers tried to stop the man, they say his vehicle drove erratically toward the patrol car. The officer had to move his cruiser to avoid being hit.

Police say Hill's vehicle then got back on Western and crossed over Highway 17. After striking another vehicle near O'Charley's Restaurant, the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic on Western Boulevard Extension. They say the vehicle then got back into the correct lane, struck another vehicle and ended up in the median. In that crash the other driver and a passenger had to be freed from the wreckage.

Warrants say during the chase the Marine was going upwards of 80 miles per hour on the busy thoroughfare.

Hill's bond was set at $61,500.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    No one said anything about this Marine being a war hero suffering from PTSD. One says "Marine" and that is what everyone thinks. If this Marine has been NJP'd as many times as mentioned, he needs put out of the Marine Corps. There are programs for those with Alcohol problems provided by the Navy. If his command has not sent him then shame on them, if they have, he needs his walking papers. I this appears as judging him, so be it. What if the vehicles he hit had the same outcome as the college freshman, 19 years old, who lost her life and her family lost their daughter,sister, neice, cousin...her life was unnecesarily cut short, by a drunk driver. Alcoholism is a disease and he needs help, now. He needs to be out of the Marine Corps. There are provisions I believe if he is envolved in a recovery program with the VA...if not most communities have programs available. He needs to be stopped before he kills innocent people.
  • by anonymous Location: Japan on Nov 26, 2011 at 02:29 AM
    Alright, im going to start with this comment. He is a alchoholic. not a crack head or myth head or whatever. i served with him here in japan for the past 2 years. he was never deployed to afghan or iraq. so rule out ptsd? i think so. He was NJP'd for underage drinking twice and njp'd for a incident that he was involved in here in Okinawa, Japan, and yes alcohol was involved, but this time the Marine was of age. He was a dam good marine and none of you have the right to judge him. I am sorry for those that were affected by this tragedy, and best wishes to you.
  • by Mark Location: Jacksonille on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    This may have been an "accident" but it was caused by an irresponsible young man who didn't care enough for himself or others not to drink too much and then get behind the wheel. Also, the military has programs in place for returning warriors so any issues can be addressed. Additionally, leadership gets some training on recognizing signs of trouble (at least my leadership did). Alcoholism is a serious disease but it can be treated. I pity him and hope he gets the help he needs. My son had to be extracted from his car and was sent to Pitt because of this person. My son has a baby girl that sometimes rides in the back in her car seat. Thank God she was not with him that night. NOBODY would have survived the crash if they were in the back seat. The back seat was against the driver's seat as was the left rear tire - Let me say it again - the back seat and back rear tire was against the FRONT SEAT. Who wants to argue with me?
  • by Carmine Location: Washington on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    I hate to be the "bearer of bad news" but, now that we'll be seeing more military people returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, incidents like these may become common place. Some of you are right, no one knows what this guy has gone through in his short life. War does terrible things to young men and women. Hope the military is planning to have people around to accommodate the returning soldiers. Counselors will definitely be needed to assist them. That's the cost of war.
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      by Whatever on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:57 AM in reply to Carmine
      I have done four tours in Iraq, three in Afghanistan, two in the HOA, Somalia, Kosovo, Bosnia, and two additional MEU deployments. Guess what, I am not in the paper, nor are the warriors that were with me. This PTSD BS is just that, they blame this when the get in trouble. Those that have legitimate PTSD cases are not running around commiting crimes and then blaming it on their deployments. I am sick and tired of hearing it was because they were deployed.
  • by Another Friend on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:56 AM
    Alcoholism is a serious disease. This was not an intentional accident by any means and the accused is very ashamed and sorry for what has happened. We are praying for all that are involved. God bless to all of you.
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      by Dave on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM in reply to Another Friend
      Accidents are never intentional. This was not an accident. There are no excusses for him. Another idiot giving people a reason to stereotype Marines. Thank god he didnt kill anyone.
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        by Another Friend on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:59 AM in reply to Dave
        Clearly this was indeed an accident. I doubt it was a case of "I will wake up today and ruin my career and hurt some people during the process". Yes, it was an idiotic thing to do, but he is not an idiot. Thousands of people are affected every day by drunk drivers. It's a shame for all involved. Best wishes for everyone who was affected by this tragedy.
  • by Friend of Accussed on Nov 18, 2011 at 04:19 AM
    Regardless of your opinions, alcoholism is a problem and just as bad as drugs. People make mistakes and though he will reap what he sows no one has any room to judge.
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      by Jaycee on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:59 AM in reply to Friend of Accussed
      Amen. God bless you.
  • by Grandmother Location: Jacksonville on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    That happened to be my grandson & his friend that this pathetic being hit & sent to the hospital. No one has the right to do damage to anyone or anything no matter if you're military or civilian. We don't know what the outcome is going to be for the damages that were done to my grandson. He happened to be the last vehicle that this person hit before they caught him.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:13 PM
    Let me guess- Another "hero" with PTSD(Pathetic Troops Seeking Disability).
  • by 40some on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    Hill's vehicle hit the elevated concrete median and turn into the Sunset Inn. When officers tried to stop the man, they say his vehicle drove erratically toward the patrol car. Police say Hill's vehicle then got back on Western and crossed over Highway 17. After striking another vehicle near O'Charley's Restaurant, the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic on Western Boulevard Extension. They say the vehicle then got back into the correct lane, struck another vehicle and ended up in the median. CARFAX...Because some people do the strangest things to cars.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM in reply to 40some
      Quite drinking 40 oz's because your jokes are only funny to you.
  • by tito Location: Camp Lejeune on Nov 17, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    I don't care what he been thru, he knows better as a Marine to do something like that. I had Marines die in my hands when in Afghanistan and I don't act like that. I seen it all when I was there April-November 2010. He almost hit me when he pulled out from the sunset inn and I had my wife and my two old year son in the back seat. I saw the whole thing and he almost hit a guy on a motorcycle when he ran the red light on western blvd and Marine bvld. I hope he gets court martial and gets a dishonorable discharge. The Marine Corps don't need him.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 at 08:56 PM in reply to tito
      Then sue him, jarhead.
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