Authorities search for missing traffic-stop suspect

3:55 PM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities from Jackson County and Atlanta are searching for a suspect who fled a traffic stop in Jefferson on Tuesday. 

According to the Jefferson Police Department, police made a traffic stop on Interstate 85 around 2 p.m. and the driver immediately fled the scene, into the woods. 

During a search, police found a kilogram of cocaine and the driver's identification card. Authorities discovered that the driver is wanted on a number of warrants in Atlanta and they are working to secure others.

Jefferson Police have called off the search in the nearby wooded area.

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