Wheeler County deputies found man who fled from traffic stop

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ALAMO, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Wheeler County sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody after he ran away during a traffic stop.

Sheriff Maurice Johnson tells 41NBC the Georgia State Patrol tried to pull the man over for a traffic stop, but he did not stop his vehicle. Authorities chased the vehicle until the driver jumped out of the car and continued running away on foot. 

Sheriff Johnson says the incident happened near the Dodge, Wheeler, and Laurens County lines.