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10/8/06-Longview

Fugitive Caught By East Texas Police

A routine traffic stop in Mount Pleasant lands a fugitive on the run for 20 years behind bars.   On Wednesday Mount Pleasant police officers stopped a car in the 800 block of 16th street for driving without headlights.   Officials say Martin Hernandez, 40, was driving drunk and he was arrested.

When officers pulled records, they found that Hernandez had escaped from a federal prison in Oklahoma in 1986. Hernandez is currently at the Titus County Jail on felony state DWI charges and federal escape charges. Government agents are expected to take Hernandez into federal custody next week. No word on what Hernandez had been serving time for.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

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