NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Authorities arrested a Cushing man Thursday afternoon after he allegedly drove drunk and wrecked and swung at a state trooper who was trying to arrest him.
DPS Spokesman Brian Hendry said Jarred Wade Benson, 21, was involved in a one-vehicle wreck on County Road 817 around noon. A trooper arrived on the scene and determined Benson was intoxicated.
Hendry said Benson was uncooperative and tried to resist being arrested. He then hit the trooper with a glancing blow to the face.
The trooper managed to subdue and arrest Benson.
Benson is charged with assault of a public servant, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.