Driver Arrested After Chase

Nicholas Johnson, 24, of Meridian was charged with driving under the influence after he was taken into custody.

Officers say Johnson almost hit a deputy around 2:24 a.m. in Meridian at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue.

According to officers, the driver refused to stop and took off at high speed.

The pursuit ended less than an hour later on Interstate 20/59 in Boligee, Ala.