Prosecutor in Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office resigns following DUI arrest

This is a file image of a Barrington police cruiser. (WLNE)

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A prosecutor in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office is off the job following a DUI arrest in Barrington.

Attorney General Peter Neronha said Special Assistant Attorney General Edward Mullaney tendered his resignation July 6 following a DUI arrest in Barrington July 4.

According to Neronha, Mullaney, who’s 35 years old, was charged suspicion of DUI — first offense and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test.

“The Attorney General takes these allegations extremely seriously. The Office has a zero tolerance policy for drunk and impaired driving by its employees,” a spokesman said in a statement.

Mullaney was placed on leave prior to submitting his resignation.

The case will be prosecuted by the Barrington town solicitor after Neronha recused himself from the case.

Mullaney is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, according to court records.

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