Bristol police have arrested a man they said tried to run over one police officer and led officers on a chase twice in one day.
The first incident began around 10:45 a.m. on Thursday when officers responded to 26 Birchwood Drive to investigate a suspicious person and vehicle and found a 2014 Hyundai with New York marker plates.
As they approached the driver, Michael Lowery, 34, of Bristol, he put his hand on the gear shift and began speeding up, police said, and the officer was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being seriously injured.
Lowery then sped into Farmington and officers lost sight of the car.
Police then applied for an arrest warrant and it was approved, police said.
Later in the evening, police saw Lowery driving in the area of 1299 Stafford Ave. and tried to stop him, but he fled again.
Police said Lowery was driving fast and recklessly as he fled, but he then parked the car and tried to run away.
Police were able to take Lowery into custody in the area of Farmington Avenue and Collins Road.
Police arrested him at 11:08 p.m. and Lowery was charged with criminal attempt at assault on a police officer, criminal attempt at assault in the second degree, reckless driving and disobeying order of a police officer. Bond for these charges was set at $50,000.
He was also charged with reckless driving and engaging police in pursuit. Bond for these charges was set at $15,000.
Police said no officers were injured in wither incident.