8 detained, one sought after traffic stop in Victoria

July 25, 2012 at 2:25 a.m.

At least eight people, possibly illegal immigrants, were detained near U.S. Highway 87 and Vogt Road about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A ninth man was being sought in the nearby woods and brush.

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper made the initial traffic stop on the vehicle carrying the people. He detained eight occupants and the driver fled into the brush.

Victoria Police Department and Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputies are assisting in the search.



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