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Suspect Flees Deputies, Captured After Vehicle and Foot Chase


Short chase ends in DUI arrest

A Laurel man who must have thought he had a better chance outrunning law on foot than in his vehicle wound up behind bars anyway on the night before Thanksgiving.

Alex Onisimo Ramirez, 23, was charged with DUI-first offense, resisting arrest and reckless driving after being taken into custody in North Laurel around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

He is accused of fleeing from a traffic stop by Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies, then after a short pursuit, he stopped near the intersection of College Drive and Audubon Drive and fled on foot, according to a press release from the JCSD. The 5-foot-2 suspect was quickly apprehended by deputies and placed under arrest.

Ramirez was booked into the Jones County Adult Detention Center, where he remained on Friday morning before facing a Jones County Justice Court Judge for his initial appearance.

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