DUI: Samantha Allen attempts to run over police officers in BMW i3, crashes into yard

DUI: Samantha Allen attempts to run over police officers in BMW i3, crashes into yard

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38-year-old Samantha Jo Allen was being disorderly near Southside Place on the night of March 4th. When officers arrived, Allen’s friends advised them that she had been consuming alcohol before driving off in her black BMW. After a brief search, officers located her in an alleyway behind Southside Place, lying back in the driver’s seat of her BMW i3, fully reclined. When officers approached the car, they shined a flashlight through the window, causing Allen to jump up in her seat and become responsive. Allen exhibited multiple indicators of intoxication, such as having bloodshot eyes. When Allen noticed the officers, she began reversing her BMW, nearly hitting Officers Bene, Mendoza, and Ireland. Then, officers told her to park her car and exit, which she ignored as she maneuvered past them, nearly hitting them again before she fled. After officers searched the area, they found Allen near 9th Circle South and Olympic Street, where she had crashed her BMW into a yard, hitting a parked car. Allen started running away between two nearby houses until detectives pursued her and told her to stop, which she complied with. Allen was taken into custody for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and three counts of aggravated assault on a first responder on March 6th.

Samantha Jo Allen (MNPD)
Samantha Jo Allen (MNPD)

Samantha Jo Allen of 17th Ave N in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 6th, charged with three counts of aggravated assault on first responders, leaving the scene, and DUI. She is free on a $21,000 bond.

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