CHP officer arrested for DUI in Arroyo Grande
August 11, 2012
Arroyo Grande police arrested a Santa Maria area California Highway Patrol officer Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of drugs.
Police arrested Michael Mallory, 37, after he hit two cars on Fair View Drive at about 6:30 a.m. Officers noticed Mallory was impaired and were able to determine he was not under the influence of alcohol.
“We suspect at this point that it’s drugs, which is why we got a blood draw and sent it off to the lab,” said Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Beau Pryor to Noozhawk.
Mallory was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail.
CHP officials said they have not placed Mallory, who has been acting as the Santa Maria office public information officer, on any type of paid administrative leave.