Man arrested after fleeing at high rate of speed, nearly hitting officer

By: wavy.com

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man is facing charges after he sped away from an officer and nearly hit that officer in Portsmouth early Wednesday morning.

Portsmouth police spokesperson Misty Holley said the incident happened in the 500 block of High Street around 1:30 a.m. when the officer tried to prevent the man from getting in his vehicle drunk.

Holley said the man was threatening to harm himself at the time.

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