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Man jumps into Augusta Canal to escape arrest

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A man eluded Richmond County authorities early Wednesday by jumping into the Augusta Canal after a traffic stop. But it didn’t take deputies long to figure out who he is.

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About 12:40 a.m., an officer pulled over a 2002 Ford Explorer, intending to write a ticket charging the driver with running a red light at Broad and 13th streets, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The driver, identified by police as Nicholas Bradley Adams, 28, pulled into Circle K at 306 13th St., jumped out of the SUV and ran toward Ellis Street. Adams then jumped into the canal and swam across.

In his vehicle, authorities found several empty capsules, a small plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana and a clear bag with a white powdery substance.

Officers identified Adams, of the 1100 block of Fox Den Road in Hephzibah, by running his license tag, pulling a previous jail photo and speaking to his passenger. He faces charges of obstruction of law enforcement, failure to obey a traffic control light, driving while license suspended and open container.

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Dixieman 08/08/13 - 10:13 pm
Unless you are an Olympic swimmer...

...I do NOT recommend this particular escape and evasion technique!!

GiantsAllDay 08/09/13 - 01:33 am
This is the 2nd failed water

This is the 2nd failed water escape in the CSRA within a 24 hour period.
Cops 2, Michael Phelps wannabes 0.

Fiat_Lux 08/09/13 - 08:57 am
As if.

Did this moron not think they would come knocking at his door? Was he planning on permanently moving out of state, out of the US, in his wet clothes?

Talk about poor impulse control.

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