Wild ride… on a hood!

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 the car.

Marin County prosecutors charged 73-year-old Peter Buchanan with assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run driving Wednesday.

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 hurt.

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