Speeding trips up SA fugitive

2009-07-21 22:28
Cape Town - He was a wanted man in South Africa and for 10 years evaded the FBI and Interpol but a simple traffic offence got Walter Wright in the end.

Wright, 68, had been on the run since 1999 when he was charged for wire and mail fraud in South Africa.

A Tennessee policeman who has been working for less than a year caught the fugitive travelling 24km/h over the  56km/h speed limit.

Wright had complained of chest pains during his arrest and was taken to Williamson Medical Centre.

Members of the FBI's Violent Crime and Gang Task Force immediately rushed to the hospital to keep watch over Wright.

He is expected to be returned to South Africa following judicial proceedings in the US.

The police officer who arrested Wright, Sam Greer has been working since 2008.

After the arrest, Greer said: "You never know what you will find when you stop someone for something as simple as speeding."
 

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