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State trooper fired following investigation into DUI stop

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A longtime state trooper has been fired following a traffic stop that allegedly came to blows.

Tommie Boleyn, a state trooper in the Lawrenceburg District, had been under investigation for his actions during a DUI stop in Shelbyville on Aug. 31.

According to the Department of Safety, 48-year-old Boleyn didn't follow procedures and got physical with the suspect.

Boleyn received a memo listing "gross misconduct, conduct unbecoming of an employee in state service and brutality in the performance of duties" as reasons for his dismissal, according to a news release from the Department of Safety.

He had been on discretionary leave with pay since Sept. 9 when the investigation was started.

Boleyn was hired in 2000 but resigned after nearly eight years before returning to the agency in 2009.

The DUI case stemming from that stop is still pending.

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