MANATEE -- Deputies arrested a man Sunday evening and charged him with fleeing the scene of an accident, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were assisting the Florida Highway Patrol, who called out for help on locating Christopher James, 43, at 6:58 p.m. Sunday, according to a release.
Deputies said they found James on Interstate 75 just north of the University Parkway exit. He was arrested and charged with fleeing the scene of a traffic crash.
James was both physically and verbally combative during his arrest, according to a release. He was also charged with refusing to submit to a driving under the influence test, resisting an officer without violence and depriving an officer of his or her means of communication.