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PD: Man Runs From Traffic Stop, Hides in Tree



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    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. 

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