By Jim Clark
Police responded to a reported disturbance at the McDonalds on McGrath Hwy. last week.
Upon arrival, they reportedly found that the cause of the disturbance was an apparently highly intoxicated and very boisterous man, James Killackey, 30, of Cambridge, with whom police say they have had many similar encounters in the past.
During police questioning, Killackey reportedly requested an ambulance and one was called for him.
While waiting for the ambulance, Killackey reportedly swore loudly in the presence of children and other customers inside the McDonalds.
He was escorted outside when the ambulance arrived and placed on a gurney in preparation for transport. Killackey, however, reportedly began shouting at the EMTs and struggling as they attempted to restrain him in the gurney.
Out of concern that Killackey might injure the EMTs, police removed Killackey from the ambulance and placed him under arrest.
While awaiting the police transport vehicle Killackey reportedly continued to swear at officers, using racial epithets, and struggle in a violent manner.
Killackey was eventually restrained and transported to the police station, according to reports, where he continued to struggle with officers in a combative manner during booking.
He was finally booked and charged with disorderly conduct.