Man arrested hiding in woods off I-91 after fleeing traffic stop

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police say they arrested a man who fled into the woods after a traffic stop on I-91 early this morning in Barton.

At around 12:43 a.m., a state police trooper attempted to stop a vehicle illegally entering a U-turn near mile marker 161.

According to police, as the vehicle stopped the driver fled on foot to the nearby woods.

The driver was later identified as Syman Belmore, 42, of Lowell. He was apprehended in the woods with the assistance of a K-9 unit.

Syman was transported to Derby where he was charged and processed for DUI and attempting to elude.

He was released on a citation to appear in court in September to answer the charges.

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