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Chase, crash, shot tire ends in arrest

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An Ocala man was arrested on Monday evening after a high-speed chase that started along State Road 200 and ended after a deputy fired a shot that flattened one of the suspect vehicle’s tires.
Allen Jenkins was in a white pickup when Detective Brandon Spillman observed him trying to pull over another car using a strobe light. Spillman attempted to make a traffic stop, but the truck sped away.
He went south toward County Road 484 through residential areas, with speeds exceeding 100 mph.
Deputies created a blockade of the road with their cars, but the suspect rammed the vehicles and sped away.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, “to prevent injury to the driver, deputies and witnesses,” Deputy Yobanny Valdez fired shots at the tires of the truck, causing one to go flat.
The driver stopped in the 13200 block of Southwest 65th Circle, but Jenkins refused to get out of the truck. Deputies had to break the driver’s window with a baton and pull him out.
After being taken to the jail, his breath registered at .17, more than twice the legal limit.
According to jail records, the 29-year-old Jenkins was accused of  fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer with lights and sirens, driving while license suspended, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (several counts), impersonating an officer, resisting an officer without violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and DUI third offense.
His bond is set at more than $50,000. As of Wednesday morning, he was still in the jail.
A check of jail records shows previous arrests for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, domestic battery,  and a fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer from 2001, when he was arrested at Pine Plaza in the city. At that time he was an 18-year-old.