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Palm Beach County deputy arrested for DUI threatened officer, refused sobriety test

Sedrick James Allen was arrested Sunday morning
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Posted at 9:24 PM, Jun 24, 2024

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested on multiple charges Sunday morning.

According to court records, Sedrick James Allen was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and booked into jail at about 7:47 a.m.

He was released from custody a few hours later.

Allen faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, assault on specified personnel, resisting an officer and careless driving.

According to the arrest report, Allen was placed under arrest for DUI at 3:37 a.m. He became combative with officers when they arrived at the Palm Beach County Breath Alcohol Testing facility, pulling away from the arresting officer and threatening physical violence against him. Another officer was brought in to assist with Allen.

Allen refused multiple requests to walk, sit down or respond to questions, and refused to give a breath sample.

The arresting officer stopped Allen after witnessing his white Chevrolet Camaro hit a concrete traffic barrier on westbound Hypoluxo Road on the I-95 overpass. When Allen stepped out of the vehicle, he was observed "swaying and stumbling." He refused a field sobriety test.

The vehicle was previously seen swerving on I-95 north of Atlantic Avenue on Sunday morning.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office said Allen is on administrative leave with pay.

His next court date is scheduled for July 29.