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30th Ave hit-and-run driver convicted
Joshua Gene Clifton, the driver in the October 16, 2009 hit-and-run on East 30th Ave near Onyx St, was found guilty last Thursday of all charges stemming from the incident. Clifton was drunk and racing another driver down the 30th Ave. hill towards Hilyard at 11:45 pm when he lost control, crossed at least three lanes of traffic, drove up onto the sidewalk, and struck 26-year-old Hart Godbold as he was bicycling up the hill. Clifton continued driving and later reported his car stolen. An October 17th, 2009 KVAL news story covered the original incident: EUGENE, Ore. -- Police believe two drivers were racing down 30th Avenue Friday night when one of the drivers lost control just east of Onyx Street and hit a bicyclist. Police believe the car left the … Continue reading "30th Ave hit-and-run driver convicted"