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Raleigh man charged with fleeing from state trooper

Posted June 18, 2014

— A 24-year-old Raleigh man was arrested Wednesday for fleeing from a state trooper.

Travis Alexander Wicks, of 3938 Haresnipe Court, is charged with operating a motor vehicle while fleeing/attempting to elude law enforcement.

Wicks was travelling 84 mph in a 60 mph zone on Interstate 40, passed "numerous" vehicles on the right shoulder and ran a red light at Lake Wheeler Road Wednesday morning, according to a traffic citation.

Wicks is scheduled to appear in court on July 29.


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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jun 20, 2014
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    does this not mean that the motorcycle is taken by the state to be sold? Where is the motorcycle? It should be in custody until trial. Save this nuts life.

  • Brian Jenkins Jun 20, 2014

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    Sure you can. Remember the Boston Bombing? A 17 year old outran radio signals, thermal imaging helicopters, dogs, and over 2000 cops for over 8 hours after being shot by the police. Some guy in a house found him. Never forget.

  • sinenomine Jun 20, 2014

    How difficult is it to comprehend that when you see blue lights in your mirror you're supposed to stop?

  • Forthe Newssite Jun 19, 2014
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    for as long as I can remember folks have thought they could outrun the cops and for that same amount of time they have been unable to......Whole lot easier to just stop and take the ticket.....now he's gonna have more to 'pay' for.

  • Garry Spears Jun 18, 2014
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    You can't outrun that radio signal. If you can't get out off sight in less than 15 seconds you might as well pull over.