A suspect who was drinking beer in a vehicle and allegedly kicked a sheriff's deputy Friday before leading police on a 20-mile pursuit was taken into custody and jailed, the undersheriff said.

A suspect who was drinking beer in a vehicle and allegedly kicked a sheriff's deputy Friday before leading police on a 20-mile pursuit was taken into custody and jailed, the undersheriff said.

Michael Wayne Allen, 38, was being booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center Friday evening on complaints of assault and battery on a police officer, felony eluding, obstructing an officer and public intoxication. An initial court appearance for setting of bond is expected Monday; formal charges have not been filed.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies responded Friday morning to an area around SH 102 and Pecan Grove Road, where a man, later identified as Allen, was sitting in a vehicle, allegedly drinking beer.

Allen, who allegedly refused to cooperate with deputies and exit the vehicle, Palmer said, also had an ax on the dash. He allegedly kicked the deputy when the door was opened and then took off, Palmer said, and began leading deputies in a pursuit through the county that spanned about 20 miles.

During the chase, Allen was allegedly running other vehicles off the road, the undersheriff said.

Palmer said speeds reached 80-85 miles per hour, with Oklahoma City's police helicopter assisting from the air.

When the chase entered into Cleveland County, Palmer said the vehicle stopped at one point in the middle of the road; deputies fired shots at the tires to disable that vehicle and stop the chase for the public's safety.

Palmer said in addition to consuming the beer, Allen had allegedly taken some Ice, a purified form of methamphetamine.

Allen, who wasn't feeling well, was transported to the hospital, then taken to the jail after being medically cleared.

Case reports will be turned over to the district attorney's office for consideration of charges.