Two men were scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Newport District Court after leading Portsmouth police on a car chase along East Main Road Monday afternoon.
According to the Providence Journal, during the chase speeds reached up to 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. At one point police used a Taser at one of the suspects.
The Journal reported that 41-year-old Larry Keiffer of 17 J.H. Dwyer Road in Middletown was charged with eluding police, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and refusal to submit to a chemical test according to Lt. Brian Peters.
Forty-two-year-old Jeffrey Freeman of 7 Ludlow Road, Middletown was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest. The Providence Journal reported that police used a Taser on Freeman after he got aggressive and refused police commands. Both men were also pepper sprayed according to police.