A suspected drunk driver who crashed into a home is facing more charges after police say he punched an officer in the face.
Knoxville police arrested 23-year-old Travis Wilkerson Thursday. They say he crashed his car into a home on Sevierville Pike then ran away.
When officers found him, he was crying, with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Police say he also smelled of alcohol.
Crews took Wilkerson to UT Medical Center. The hospital released Wilkerson to police Friday morning.
While on the way to jail, police say Wilkerson managed to free one hand from his handcuffs. When the officer stopped and tried to handcuff Wilkerson again, he punched the officer in the face. The officer went to UT Medical Center.