A Davenport man who is accused of coming within five feet of striking a uniformed police officer with a vehicle Sunday night has been charged with felony assault.

Arnoldo Moises Herrera, 19, of 1616 W. 9th St., was released from the Scott County Jail Monday.

He’s charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, a Class D felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison. He’s also charged with operating while intoxicated.

Officers responded to 628 Douglas Court, Davenport, at 11:58 p.m. and found Herrera driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo through a yard, according to his arrest affidavit.

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An officer ordered Herrera to place the vehicle in park several times, the affidavit states. Instead, Herrera shifted the gear to drive and headed directly at the officer, coming within five feet of striking the officer, the affidavit states.

The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, the affidavit states.

Police say Herrera appeared intoxicated. He provided a breath sample that tested at .192, more than twice the legal limit to drive in Iowa, the affidavit states.

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