Drunk Driver Arrest in Longview

A Longview man is facing drunk driving charges after a wild scene over night. Police say he crashed his vehicle into a pole then continued to drive the battered car.

Police say 51 year old Travis Gene Smith crashed into a utility pole, then tried to drive his pick-up away from the scene. He was arrested when police blocked his path with squad-cars, and a wheel fell off. Smith is free after posting $2,000 bond.

He told authorities he had fallen asleep at the wheel.