A suspected drunken driver nearly hit a child on a bicycle while fleeing Milton police Wednesday.
Officers said another driver noticed the man driving erratically on southbound Interstate 5 about 5 p.m., called 911 and followed him while on the phone with dispatchers.
Police tracked the man to Milton Way and tried to pull him over, but he fled. His vehicle went airborne at the intersection with 11th Avenue and landed in a flower bed.
His car nearly hit a child on a bicycle and damaged landscaping in the median.
He tried again to flee, but four flat tires kept him from going far.
After wrestling with one of the officers, the man was taken into custody. Police said he had driven to the city from Bellevue.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653