Many residents who have been victims of drivers under the influence, believe Monroe County Finance Department Director Brian Tallent received a 'slap in the hand' -- after being charged with 2 DUI's in the same weekend. See the aftermath of BT's rampage which closed down Madisonville for several days.
Mayor Tim Yates made a motion to terminate BT (Brian Tallent), during a meeting of the finance committee on Tuesday, October 12,....a recent probe shows BT made several purchases that are un-accounted for, or were not received by the county departments for which said items were purchased. BT resigned on Tuesday Oct.19, at the monthly meeting of the County Commission.
Sheriff Bill Bivens released this statement on Tallent's arrest."It is very unfortunate that this happened. Obviously, Brian has some personal issues that he must directly face. Brian, like many others, was held over as an auxiliary with the sheriff's office when the administration changed. He has remained on the list as an auxiliary officer and was inactive and has not worked with the current administration. In light of the current situation, Brian will be removed from the list of auxiliaries.