A suspected drunk driver traveling along the Gulf Freeway with at least one blown tire refused to pull over for police, investigators said.

Just after midnight Tuesday, officials said police caught up to the driver as he cruised slowly down the Gulf Freeway near Pierce Elevated.

Sparks were flying from the suspect's car as he continued to drive, even without one of his tires.

Investigators said for a while, the driver refused to pull over. Eventually, the suspect stopped in the middle of the freeway near Scott Street.

Police said they gave the suspect a field sobriety test and arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.