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UPDATED: Thursday January 24, 2013 11:24 PM

Two counties’ sheriff’s deputies worked together on Thursday night to arrest a man accused of fleeing law enforcement officials after a traffic stop.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Landman was arrested at about 9:15 p.m. after fleeing deputies during a traffic stop at about 6:25 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials said that Landman, 51, was driving along U.S. Route 22 when deputies saw him speeding.

Deputies stopped Landman at Bogus Road and U.S. 22, and deputies said that they smelled alcohol on him and found that he was not a licensed driver.

A deputy informed Landman that he was under arrest, and Landman jumped back in his vehicle and sped off, sheriff’s officials said in a release Thursday night, the release stated.

Deputies chased Landman in his vehicle for several miles before he drove into a field and jumped out of his vehicle in a wooded area and led deputies on a foot chase.

With the help of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and multiple K9 units, officials arrested Landman without incident.

Landman is charged with fleeing and eluding, OVI and driving under suspension. He is also being held on a warrant for failing to appear for a hearing stemming from unpaid child support, officials said.

Landman currently is being held in the Fayette County Jail.

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