A man convicted of shooting a CHP officer on the Central Coast has been sentenced to more than 60 years behind bars.
Clifford Scott of San Diego led a CHP officer on a car chase through Paso Robles, and then crashed into a tree. The officer called for the 24 year old man to surrender, but Scott opened fire with a handgun. The officer was hit multiple times, but returned fire, hitting Scott seven times.
The officer recovered from the shootout, and has returned to duty.
Scott was convicted of a half dozen crimes, including attempted murder, leading to yesterday’s sentencing.