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Driver nearly hits HPD K9 unit, later crashes
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Driver nearly hits HPD K9 unit, later crashes

Photos by Hemet Eye NewsThe suspect, 36-year-old Juan Carlos Peguero, is taken into custody by Hemet police after the crash. ■ By Taj Shorter / Metro Editor Hemet police arrested a man last week after he almost crashed into a K9 handler while speeding down the Ramona Expressway. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, a male suspect was driving an allegedly stolen sedan at a high rate of speed when he nearly swiped a HPD officer and K9 near Mountain Avenue. Suspecting the driver was under the influence, the officer attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop. Before the driver could be detained, he lost control and the car hit a curb going

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