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Pleasant View Police Chief Placed On Leave After Arrest

Pleasant View Police Chief Placed On Leave After Arrest

CREATED Jan 13, 2014

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. – The chief of the Pleasant View Police Department has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for public intoxication.  

Mayor Perry Keenan made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Chief Michael Douglas was arrested in Robertson County just after midnight Sunday. He was reportedly acting unreasonable at the Applebee's restaurant on Tom Austin Highway in Springfield.

Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to the scene. After a brief argument, they took Douglas into custody. He was booked into the Robertson County Jail.

Keenan released a statement, saying Douglas had a love for the community he served and often went above the call of duty.

"I am deeply saddened and disappointed to learn of the Town's Chief of Police being involved in off duty behavior that has led to his arrest in Springfield," Keenan said in a news release. "This is especially difficult to hear because of Chief Douglas' love and support of this community that reaches far beyond his duties as police chief."

Keenan said the city planned to investigate the details that led to Douglas' arrest. He did not say who would lead the police department in the chief's absence.