SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

After chase and a close call with patrol cars, a man is being charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence.

Sullivan County deputies tell us they tried to stop 25-year-old Charles Brown early Thursday morning on Jared Drive.

Officers say he took off and almost hit their cruisers head-on.

Deputies arrested Brown when they say he ran off the road and hit a tree on John B. Dennis Highway.