Chesapeake Bay Man Arrested After Leading Police on Pursuit While Under The Influence

Early Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m., Police received reports of a drunk driver driving recklessly through the downtown streets of Constance Road and North Main Street. The chase began near the Portsmouth Boulevard and 58 Route into Chesapeake where is continued into Suffolk.

Authorities were able to discover where the driver’s residence from the vehicle’s plates. As the arrived at the house on the 300 block of S. Broad Street the suspect driving the car opened his door and sprinted to the door. Police were able to apprehend the man using a Taser before he could make it inside of the housed.

Neighbors nearby saw the whole ordeal do down. One witness stated that “We all saw him eventually get taken out on a stretcher to the ambulance.” Authorities were able to identify the man as Michael Gardison, Jr.; he was transported to a hospital for minor injuries. There was also reports that Michael is also a wanted man by the U.S. Marshals Office. Investigators and officers could smell a strong odor of ammonia coming from the home.  Suffolk Firefighters, Police, and Virginia State Police had begun searching the home for possible drug manufacturing. Authorities worked around the clock trying to decontaminate the home while also searching for evidence.

Police also arrested and charged Michael’s 32-year-old wife Amanda Hardison with manufacturing methamphetamine. Child Protective Services arrived at the home to tend to the couple’s two young children. Witnesses informed police that two other children lived at the residence but were presumed to be at school.

If you have been arrested for DUI in around the Richmond area and are in need of legal representation, contact our Richmond criminal defense attorneys today.