Dean Peters, Jr. (Photo: GPD)
Greensboro, NC-- A man stopped for speeding led police on a chase another way...he jumped and ran from his car.
According to a news release from Greensboro Police, 32-year-old Dean Rene Peters Jr. was stopped Tuesday around 9:15 a.m. for speeding on Wendover Avenue near Benjamin Parkway. When an officer asked him for identification, they said he gave a fake name. As the officer was trying to identify who he was, Peters got out of his car and ran.
Peters was arrested about an hour later, after a police canine tracked him to a parking deck at Wesley Long Community Hospital on Elam Avenue. Investigators said Peters has active warrant for arrest on charges of Common Law Robbery. He is also facing numerous charges from the traffic stop incident.
On its first full morning of 'Zero Tolerance' traffic enforcement, Greensboro Police said they've issued 15 citations for various offenses, including seven for speeding.
"Zero tolerance" traffic enforcement along Wendover Avenue will continue through the first week in October. After that, selective enforcement efforts will take place along the corridor for an additional nine months.