Police: Man runs from traffic stop, hides in tree
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man ran from a traffic stop and hid in a tree to avoid being arrested.
Police tell The Sun Chronicle they attempted to stop 36-year-old Paul Pereira, of Attleboro, for speeding Monday morning. Police say Pereira eventually stopped around 2 a.m. and ran from his car.
City and state police were able to locate Pereira in a tree with the help of a state police dog.
Police say Pereira was treated at a hospital for a sprained left ankle and scratches to his arms.
He is facing charges that include driving with a revoked license, failing to stop for police and speeding. Pereira has pleaded not guilty.