Cameron man charged with felony after alleged hit-and-run incident

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A Cameron man faces three felony charges in Clinton County after he allegedly left the scene of an accident in Cameron on Sunday night, July 7.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jeffery Dean Dreesen has been charged with driving while intoxicated involving physical injury, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage exceeding $1,000, and resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony.

Dreesen entered a plea of not guilty on July 9. A bond hearing is scheduled for July 16. Bond was originally set at $10,000.

A probable cause statement accuses Dreesen of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and crashing into a planter, two buildings, and two parked vehicles, causing injury to his passenger. The crash occurred in the 200 block of East Third Street.

Dreesen allegedly left the scene of the accident and resisted arrest when confronted by officers.

The probable cause statement also notes Dreesen was previously arrested in Georgia for attempting to remove a police officer’s weapon.


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