Lincoln Police searching for suspect who fled traffic stop

By News Staff


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LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – Police in Lincoln are seeking to locate a man wanted on multiple charges after fleeing from a traffic stop.

A Lincoln Police officer working a “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt detail pulled over a white Chevrolet SUV around 10:00 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 29-year-old Jefferey Joergensen, of Chepachet, fled the scene and ran into the woods after the officer returned to his vehicle to run a check on Joergensen.

Lincoln Police, assisted by Rhode Island State Police K-9 units, searched the area for several hours but were unable to locate the suspect.

Joergensen is wanted driving with a suspended license, obstruction of justice, and possibly other charges pending further investigation.  

Police said Joergensen is also in violation of bail from a previous arrest.

Joergensen is described as a white male, standing approximately 6’ tall and weighing 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, jeans, and a black hat.

Anyone with information regarding Joergensen or his whereabouts is asked to contact Lincoln Police at 401-333-1111.

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