Bryan police recently tried to pull over a man for a suspected traffic violation, but when they did, the man fled on foot. One reason was because he should not have been driving in the first place because he had a suspended drivers' license.

Now, fleeing the police like this is almost never a good idea. Even if you feel you are being treated improperly, it's far better to address the situation after the fact with the assistance of an attorney.

Back to this man's story -- last Wednesday around 8 p.m., police officers said they saw the man fail to properly signal a turn on the 700 block of Henderson Street. They claim that when the man pulled over, he jumped from the car and ran away.

He was quickly captured and allegedly admitted that there was marijuana in his vehicle and that he did not have insurance. The officers found these things to be true and also noticed crack cocaine inside his vehicle.

Later, they learned that the man had doctored his tabs to make them look current. He also had three prior convictions for failing to maintain financial responsibility of a vehicle and three convictions for evading arrest. He also did not have a current drivers' license.

The man has now been charged with evading arrest with previous convictions, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance and displaying a fictitious license plate. He received tickets for not having a current driver's license and for failing to maintain financial responsibility of a vehicle.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Man arrested after fleeing from police," Cassie Smith, Aug. 3, 2012