NM man gets prison for assaulting a police officer

Posted at: 10/24/2012 4:09 PM
Updated at: 10/24/2012 4:10 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for assaulting a tribal police officer with a dangerous weapon.
    
Prosecutors say a federal judge in Santa Fe on Wednesday gave 52-year-old Warren R. Dooley of Pinehill a 51-month prison term.
    
He will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence.
    
Dooley was arrested in June 2011. He pleaded guilty to assaulting a Navajo Nation tribal police officer ramming his car into the officer's patrol car on May 4, 2011.
    
Authorities say the police officer was responding to a domestic violence call made by Dooley's wife.
    
Dooley allegedly rammed the patrol car twice, flipping it on its side. Authorities say the officer wasn't seriously injured.

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