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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