Drivers pushes officer, flees traffic stop in Newport News

Dominique Ulysses Montgomery. Credit: Newport News Police Department

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News man is facing charges after police say he pushed an officer and ran away during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

Dominique Ulysses Montgomery, 26, is now in police custody in connection with the alleged incident.

Officers were patrolling the Colony Road and Warwick Boulevard area around 9:20 p.m. when they saw a GMC Yukon driving without headlights on, police say.

The officers then pulled over the Yukon.

Police say the driver — who was later identified as Montgomery — got out of the SUV and an officer told him to stay in the vehicle.

Montgomery reportedly looked at the officer, did not follow the instruction and reached into the vehicle. Police say the officer noticed a handgun on the floorboard of the SUV, and told Montgomery to place his hands behind his back.

According to police, Montgomery questioned the officer as to what gun he was talking about. He then reportedly pushed the officer and ran away, after the officer had repeated the command.

Montgomery has been charged with driving without headlights, revoked driver’s license, pedestrian interfering with traffic, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest in connection with the incident.