Man arrested after fleeing police on I-77 in Charlotte

Man arrested after fleeing police on I-77 in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested after fleeing police on I-77 in Charlotte Friday.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened when a license plate reader hit was called in on a suspect’s car.

Police say the suspect had a felony arson warrant out of Matthews.

Officers got behind the car and attempted to stop it on I 77.

The car initially failed to stop but got caught in heavy traffic where the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Brian Simmons, was taken into custody by multiple officers.

No further information was released.

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