Man who caused a serious head-on Tualatin crash sentenced to almost seven years
A man high on drugs who was involved in a serious head-on, injury accident last winter, has been sentenced to almost seven years in prison.
On Oct. 11, Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced Hans Robert Eaton to 82 months in prison after he was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of felony hit and run, one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, and one count of reckless driving.
Washington County Deputy District Attorney William Stabler prosecuted the case against Eaton.According to the D.A.'s office, Eaton was spotted driving erratically down Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin on Feb. 18 with witnesses observing his vehicle weaving in and out of his lane of travel. He then a quickly accelerated, entered the oncoming lane and crashed head-on into a second vehicle.After the crash, witnesses observed Eaton exit his vehicle, stagger around the scene and repeatedly asked others what happened. Despite being told to remain at the scene, he fled and entered a nearby business complex before climbing approximately 20 feet up a tree in an apparent effort to elude police, according to a news release from the Washington County District Attorney's Office.
Police eventually located him, and he was taken into custody.Responding officers with the Tualatin Police Department observed numerous signs of intoxication, consistent with opioid use when they interacted with Eaton at the scene with the investigation ultimately revealing Eaton had methamphetamine, morphine, hydrocodone and marijuana in his system.The two victims in this case were severely injured in the crash, including suffering multiple broken bones and one who sustained a brain injury.The Washington County District Attorney's Office praised the work of Tualatin police as well as that of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, also known as CART, as well as commending witnesses who assisted with the investigation.Eaton has been transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.
In addition to his prison sentence, was ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution.
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