DPS searches for man after he flees traffic stop on highway 69 near Pollock

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - DPS Trooper Paul Hearne was headed southbound on 69 near TV Road when he observed a car speeding the opposite direction.

He turned around to try and stop the car, but the driver saw him, then stopped quickly and jumped out of the vehicle. Hearne says he saw a beer can fall out of the car when he got out.

He says the driver ran into the woods on the north side of the highway. Other DPS troopers and an Angelina County constable joined the search.

Hearne says they will keep patrolling the area until he's picked up.  They plan to arrest him for felony evading arrest.

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