Tracy Lee Hemming, 25, of Tacoma, Wash., was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, resisting arrest, assault on a public safety officer, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and criminal mischief to public property at 8:35 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 26 at the Sunset Rest Area, the Oregon State Police reported.
According to a report by trooper Jim Pierce, Hemming had been stopped at the rest area after he had suddenly stopped his 2000 Jeep Cherokee on the highway "nearly causing several collisions."
Pierce said Hemming was visibly intoxicated and failed the field sobriety test. He said Hemming also said he wasn't going to be arrested and became combative. Pierce reportedly fought Hemming to the ground where the man took the officer's hand and pounded it into the ground.
"I was able to free myself, and after a battle, I was able to get cuffs on him," he said.
Hemming was then forced into the patrol car while continuing to resist, before being taken to the Clatsop County Jail. The report listed Hemming's blood alcohol content at .16 percent, twice the legal limit.
Pierce was treated and released from Columbia Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained during his fight with Hemming.