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Traffic stop leads to arrest of 'America's Most Wanted' porn suspect

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was just trying to cite a driver for violating the state's Move Over Law, but he ended up arresting one of 'America's Most Wanted.'

It was back on June 12 when Trooper William Craig pulled over a driver on State Road 528 for failure to move over for a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy who was on a traffic stop.  

According to the FHP, the nervous driver provided a false name to Craig. Using a handheld fingerprint scanner, Craig identified the driver as Brett David Bowyer, who was wanted in West Virginia for child pornography.

The trooper arrested Bowyer and booked him into the Brevard County Jail.

Bowyer had been featured on the FOX TV show 'America's Most Wanted' as a fugitive from West Virginia.  According to troopers, he was a high school counselor in Princeton, W. Va., when arrested in 2010.  He failed to appear in court for his sentencing and has been on the run ever since. 

The Move Over Law, by the way, requires drivers to move over one lane to give room to law enforcement or other emergency vehicles pulled over along the side of the road.  If drivers can't move over, they are required to slow down to a speed 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.

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