Cops: DUI driver kicked officer, made shooting threats
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 on the Post Road Sunday afternoon, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, interfering with an officer, threatening and driving under the influence.
Alan Robert Mullarkey, of Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, also threatened the lives of officers' families during his arrest about 3:05 p.m., police said. "He appeared to be highly intoxicated," said police Lt. James Perez.
Police said officers received a 911 call about a motorist driving erratically and that officers found a vehicle that matched the description given by the 911 caller in the parking lot of Heritage Square at 1700 Post Road. Officers found beer and vodka in the car, according to the report.
Mullarkey refused to perform field sobriety tests and wouldn't take a breathalyzer test at police headquarters, police said. He kicked a police sergeant in the stomach when he was being placed in a patrol car and injured another officer's finger, police said.
"During the booking process, he made several comments and threatening statements about officers and their families," Perez said. He said Mullarkey said he would shoot officers' families and would get a gun to harm officers if he were released from custody.
Mullarkey, described by police as a convicted felon who was recently released from prison after shooting someone with a firearm, was held on a total $250,500 bond and was scheduled to appear June 3 in Bridgeport Superior Court.