KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A head-on collision with a Knoxville Police Department cruiser has led to the arrest of a man on several charges, including driving under the influence.
Wilver Ramirez-Cruz, 29, was arrested and is charged with driving under the influence, an open container violation and traffic violations.
A KPD officer and a trainee were driving on Middlebrook Pike toward Weisgarber Road just before midnight Saturday when police say a car driven by Ramirez-Cruz crossed over the concrete median and collided with the cruiser.
Officers reported the driver “performed poorly” on field sobriety tests and exhibited signs of intoxication. Two alcoholic containers, one of which was open, were observed in the center console of the vehicle.
The officer and trainee were uninjured, the department said.