TENNESSEE – This unfortunate incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy was directing traffic on Highway 149.

A driver crossed his lane of traffic and hit the deputy.

According to the police officials, his name is Noah Smith and was arrested by the THP troopers.

The 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Smith has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault improper registration display and no insurance. 

This incident is still under investigation.

This story will be updated when new information is available.