Area man arrested after swinging at officer

A drunk man who allegedly took a swing at a police officer was arrested at the Ninth Street Park in Columbus Tuesday evening.

Brett M Hamm; Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Officers were called after a 20-year-old woman was found unconscious on a park bench at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Paramedics and police revived the woman and determined that 24-year-old Brett M. Hamm provided the alcohol that she drank. Hamm was handcuffed and put into a patrol car, but he found a way to get his hands from behind his back.

As officers tried to secure the handcuffs again, he allegedly punched a Columbus officer in the face. The officer was uninjured.

Hamm is facing charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, furnishing alcohol to a minor with serious bodily injury, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.