Headed for DUI Class a Bunch of Mullarkey?

by: Mike Miller

As a counselor for in-class and online alcohol classes I am always on the lookout for news stories involving alcohol, drugs and driving under the influence. This story is not just a bunch of malarkey.

It is the humble advice of this man that you should always treat a police officer with respect, even if you think you are being treated unfairly. Getting hostile is never the answer and can only serve to exacerbate an already volatile situation. A 30-year-old man, accused of kicking a police sergeant in the stomach and injuring another officer after police were dispatched to investigate the report of a motorist driving erratically was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, interfering with an officer, threatening and driving under the influence. As reported in www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com.

The hostile assailant was one Alan Robert Mullarkey who also threatened the lives of officers' families during his arrest. Officers noted that he appeared to be highly intoxicated. You think?

Mullarkey refused to perform field sobriety tests and wouldn't take a Breathalyzer test at police headquarters. He continued to make matters worse when kicked a police sergeant in the stomach when he was being placed in a patrol car and injured another officer's finger.

During the booking process, he also made several comments and threatening statements about officers and their families. Mullarkey said he would shoot officers' families and would get a gun to harm officers if he were released from custody.

It comes as no surprise that we are talking about a career criminal with serious issues. Mullarkey, described by police as a convicted felon who was recently released from prison after shooting someone with a firearm.

I hope he gets some counseling and takes a reputable alcohol//DUI course.