FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A traffic stop made after a Fairfield resident reported an erratic car ended with the arrest of the driver on multiple charges, including assault on an officer, police said.
An officer found the car Sunday after it pulled into the Heritage Square parking lot at 1700 Post Road in Fairfield, police said.
When the officer approached the car, the driver, 30-year-old Alan Mullarkey of Bridgeport, smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, the police report said.
The officer asked Mullarkey whether there were any weapons in the car, to which he reportedly answered, "Not yet," police said.
The officer ordered Mullarkey out of the car, which he did, but he was difficult and refused to cooperate fully, the police report said. A pat down was conducted, and no weapons were found, police said.
K-9 officer Ruger found only an empty 1-liter bottle of vodka and a full can of beer in the car, police said.
Mullarkey refused to take the three standard field sobriety tests and began to physically pull away from the officers, police said. When the officers attempted to help Mullarkey into the patrol car, he kicked one office in the stomach and injured another officer's finger to the point of bleeding, police said.
During booking at police headquarters, Mullarkey continually refused to allow officers to test him for alcohol levels, police said.
He also made several threatening comments to the officers, saying he would shoot an officer's family and the officers, police said.
According to the police report, he told officers he had been in Fairfield to purchase a gun and told said if they released him he would "get a gun for the police."
A check on Mullarkey's criminal record found that he was a convicted felon who was recently released from prison on a gun charge.
Fairfield police charged Mullarkey with two counts of assault on a police officer, interfering with an officer, driving under the influence and threatening. He was held on $500 bond on the DUI and $250,000 bond on the assault charge. Police took Mullarkey to court Tuesday morning after he failed to post bond.
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