Dickson County deputy arrested for DUI, suspended


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Dickson County sheriff’s deputy was arrested for driving under the influence on Saturday.

According to a press release, Brent Allen was taken into custody in on Highway 12 in Cheatham County around 12:30 a.m.

Cheatham County Deputy William Johnson initiated the stop after he was reportedly nearly hit by the speeding pickup.

On his body cam, Deputy Johnson is heard saying, “He almost took out the driver’s side of my car.”

After a short pursuit, the veteran officer pulled Allen over, noticing a sheriff’s license plate on his pickup.

Video captured the interaction between the two, including Allen telling Johnson he’s a deputy sheriff in Dickson County.

At first, Allen disputed he was driving recklessly.

“You were running almost 100 mph on this road when I turned on the blue lights,” Johnson said.

Allen, however, disagreed, replying, “I was doing about 70,” adding he was close to his home.

When asked if he had been drinking, Allen initially said he had four beers before repeatedly asking his fellow lawman to let him go.

“I’m not going to do a field sobriety,” Allen stated.

When asked if he was going to bypass a field sobriety, Allen responded, “Yes, sir. I would rather you let me go to my house. I’m half mile away.”

Johnson told Allen he had no choice in the matter and after a few minutes Allen said he had a six pack of beer.

“Just let me go to my house,” Allen said.

Johnson responded, “We’re past that point.”

On his way to jail, Allen told the arresting officer, “I really don’t mean to cause a problem. I know you are on from 6 to 6. You’ve got a full night.”

Allen has been placed on suspension without pay pending a review of his arrest. He is charged with DUI and evading arrest. He has since been released on a $6,000 bond and is due in court on March 21.

The sheriff’s office says he was hired on Jan. 31, 2013 and assigned to patrol on July 23, 2017.

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