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Man runs from traffic stop, hit by vehicle

Posted June 27, 2009 7:43 a.m. EDT
Updated June 28, 2009 6:35 a.m. EDT

— 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.