Investigators Say Deputy Was Dragged 20 Feet By Drunk Driver

A Rusk County man is behind bars for dragging a deputy during a traffic stop, then leading officers on a high speed chase.

It happened on November 3rd around three in the afternoon near 50th Street and Highway 8 in Polk County.

43-year-old Charles G. Allers is now charged with five felonies.

Prosecutors say Allers was stopped by a deputy for drunk driving.
Court documents show Allers suddenly took off, dragging that deputy for about 20 feet. That deputy called for help, and started chasing Allers at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Prosecutors say he was finally caught after hitting a truck on Highway 8.

Allers is in the Polk County jail on a $10,000 cash bond.
Court records show he's had five previous OWI convictions.


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  • by rob Location: barron on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    this has little to do with OWI, he is a career criminal, I know, I've arrested him, or tried, when i worked in polk county. alcohol is only one of his problems. I read somewhere that before he took off he told the deputy he wasn't going back to jail. Something he did to me as he ran away from me as well. I agree he should really be locked up for good, for the protection of the public as well as those serving the public
  • by Paula Location: Eau Claire on Nov 17, 2007 at 07:50 AM
    So he has 5 felony charges against him but how many will he have to plead guilty to. Our truck was stolen out of our locked garage & totalled and this guy already had 5 or more OWI's. He had 4 felony counts & 4 misdemeanor counts against him from stealing our truck and he only had to plead guilty to one of the charges. He was already on 3 years probation for delivery of cocaine. He only had to serve 6 months in jail and is now on 5 years probation. If they keep getting off with a slap on the wrists, what is stopping them from doing the same thing over & over again. Apperently nothing, because this kid that stole our truck has a LONG list of criminal activity since 2000.
  • by Jane Location: Neillsville on Nov 17, 2007 at 07:34 AM
    What on earth is this man even doing driving a car after 5 previous OWIs?????? Does he have to kill somebody before something might be done??? We need to quit skirting the issue with OWIs and nip this in the bud. You drink and drive-you go to jail. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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