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A Fremont man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly refused to identify himself during a traffic stop and fled from the scene, nearly striking a police cruiser, according to the Fremont Police Department.

Eric E. Lowther, 36, was allegedly stopped on north Broad Street on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 p.m., after officers observed him driving without headlights and violating a traffic signal, police say. 

When officers approached him, Lowther was "uncooperative" and refused to provide identification. 

He then allegedly sped away from the scene, and nearly struck a police cruiser as he fled, police said.

Officers made contact with Lowther the following day at about 12:30 p.m. at an unidentified business on east 23rd Avenue. A physical struggle ensued and Lowther was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, obstructing a peace officer, willful reckless driving, driving without headlights, violating a traffic signal and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Additionally, officers searched Lowther's vehicle and allegedly found two large knives in the passenger compartment. Lowther is prohibited from possessing the knives.

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