A man with three previous DUI’s was arrested after nearly colliding with an unmarked Mesa police vehicle — twice. Mesa police said undercover police Sgt. Mike Ivey was patrolling near First Avenue and Dana Avenue early Wednesday when a Ford Explorer bore down on him at an estimated 75 mph, barely missing the officer’s car.
According to police, Ivey was awaiting marked patrol units to assist in the traffic stop when he witnessed the driver, identified as Julio Ocampo, stop and exit his vehicle.
Ocampo allegedly drank from a dark beer bottle and urinated in the roadway in front of Ivey, who was parked 30-40 feet away. The driver noticed Ivey’s vehicle and got back in the Explorer. Ocampo then drove straight toward Ivey, nearly causing a second collision, police said.