March 9, 2014
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A Bolinas man is facing assault
charges after deputies say he hit a state transportation worker and
continued driving several miles while the man clung to the hood of
Marin County prosecutors charged 73-year-old Peter Buchanan with
assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run
Authorities say Buchanan, an attorney, was returning to his
office on Dec. 27 when he drove through a line of cones in Mill
Valley and hit David Ramsey, a member of a Caltrans crew.
To avoid getting run over, authorities say Ramsey jumped on the
hood of the Mercedes. But Buchanan allegedly continued driving,
heading north on Highway 101 at speeds of 40 mph.
Authorities say Ramsey was able to jump off after two drivers
blocked Buchanan's car when it exited the highway. Ramsey was not