Dickson Co. deputy accused of driving drunk, leading officer on high speed chase


A Dickson County deputy was accused of speeding while driving drunk over the weekend in Cheatham County.

According to the incident report, Brent Allen was seen driving 68 mph in a 50 mph zone and nearly hit a police car on Saturday. The Cheatham County officer said Allen continued to drive north on Hwy 12 in his pick-up truck.

The officer said as he tried to get closed to Allen's truck to pull him over, Allen refused to stop and reached speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Once the officer caught up with Allen near Macon Wall Road, he said Allen had slurred speech and red, bloodshot eyes, smelled like alcohol and displayed poor motor function.

Allen told the officer he had four beers prior to driving and refused to submit to field sobriety tests. Allen later agreed to the field tests after he was asked to exit the truck to be put under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The incident report said Allen failed to follow instructions on all of his field sobriety tests. Once he was taken into custody, he said he drank a six pack of beer and two drinks before driving.

Allen refused a BAC test, and a blood sample was drawn after officers obtained a search warrant. He was charged with DUI, speeding and evading arrest with a $3,000 bond.

Allen began working for the Dickson County Sheriff's Office in January 2013 and began patrol in July 2017. He was placed on suspension without pay pending a review of his arrest.

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