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Man Gets 60 Years Plus Sentence For Shooting CHP Officer On Central Coast

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 12:44am

A man convicted of shooting a CHP officer on the Central Coast has been sentenced to more than 60 years behind bars.

Clifford Scott of San Diego led a CHP officer on a car chase through Paso Robles, and then crashed into a tree.  The officer called for the 24 year old man to surrender, but Scott opened fire with a handgun.  The officer was hit multiple times, but returned fire, hitting Scott seven times.

The officer recovered from the shootout, and has returned to duty.

Scott was convicted of a half dozen crimes, including attempted murder, leading to yesterday’s sentencing.

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