A Michigan man has been sentenced to 2-5 years in prison for an incident at a Burger King drive-thru, during which the man attempted to drive his car through the police officer that was checking him out for a suspected DUI.
The incident happened back on Valentine’s Day outside of Ann Arbor, MI, but the video of the attack on the officer has only recently been released, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Employees at the BK called police to the restaurant because the apparently intoxicated man was making a scene at the drive-thru window. Officers directed the driver to pull his car over and park.
As you can see in the above video, the car appears at first to be turning toward the parking spots, but then it surges forward, knocking down the officer and turning on to the public street.
The man was apprehended almost immediately and the officer sustained only minor injuries.
The prosecutor says that if the officer hadn’t been able to get out of the way of the vehicle, “this may have been a murder case.”
However, the public defender feels that this is more of a case of the officer stepping in the way of an oncoming car.
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Regardless, the driver has multiple previous DUI convictions on his record and his blood alcohol level was measured at a staggering .25, so there are probably a number of people who are happy he’ll be off the road for a while.