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Man runs from traffic stop, hit by vehicle

Posted June 27, 2009
Updated June 28, 2009

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— A man being stopped on suspicion of DWI jumped out of his car, ran into oncoming traffic and was struck by a vehicle early Saturday, Raleigh police said.

Officers said they tried to pull over Alejnadro Figueroa Bailon, 18, after spotting him driving along Poole Road, at Barwell Road, around 1 a.m. Bailon stopped, but jumped out of his car and ran. He went into oncoming traffic on Poole Road, and a vehicle struck him, police said.

Bailon had non-life-threatening injuries.

Police charged Bailon with obstructing or delaying justice and operating a motor vehicle without a license. He was being processed at the Wake County Jail later Saturday morning.

Police said they will not charge the driver who hit Bailon.

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  • claytonmarket Jun 29, 2009

    i bet that tore up the other persons car. wonder who will have to pay to fix it.

  • jockeyshiftspringer Jun 29, 2009

    Now why would a fine outstanding citizen like this just take off and run?

  • ncguy Jun 29, 2009

    I'm sure our tax dollars are paying for his medical care. The USA should bill any country that these people are from for reimbursment of medical expenses!

  • oldschooltarheel Jun 29, 2009

    soooo... what was that blood alcohol level? Or does the initial reason for stop get trumped when suspected criminal runs into traffic? Durham county has shown a preference for "alcohol on board under the age of 21" rather than DUI.

  • Nikka Jun 29, 2009

    What are the chances that he is going to sue RPD for "making him run"?

  • Iworkforaliving Jun 29, 2009

    he he he

  • ForestForestGump Jun 29, 2009

    This should appear on the next showing of "Dumb Crook News". This is proof that alcohol DOES impair your judgement.

  • mrduright Jun 29, 2009

    There are so many places I can go with this but I am just going to let it go.