Man Punches Officer In Face After Being Detained In Crash Investigation

UPDATED: Monday February 11, 2013 9:49 AM

Columbus Police say a man fought with an officer, holding him to the ground and trying to punch him in the face.

According to authorities, an officer was trying to detain Andrew M. Verrett near 30 E. Hudson Street on Saturday around 9 p.m.

The officer was investigating an injury crash where the vehicle left the scene. According to police, Verrett was driving a vehicle that may have been related to the crash.

Verrett allegedly wrestled Officer David Smith to the ground and attempted to punch him in the face.

Another officer came to Smith's aid.

Verrett is charged with assault on a police officer. Authorities did not say what other charges may be filed in the case.

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