1010 AM WINS All News All The Time Radio reported recently that an off-duty New York City Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DUI) in the borough of Brooklyn after a car accident on Friday morning.
The 30-year-old man was arrested in Canarsie around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, November 6 on charges of DWI, driving with ability impaired, and refusal to take a breath test, according to NYPD officials. They stated the officer was in a wreck at East 92nd Street and Farragut Road, acted intoxicated when officers responded, and declined to take a breathalyzer test.
Additional details about the crash, such as if the collision involved a parked or moving car or if anyone was hurt, were not immediately available, nor was the attorney information for the officer.
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The Yonkers Times reported that a new law, S.4336, went into effect November 1 that now requires all passengers in the back seat buckle up or face a fine of up to $50. This law addresses the misconception that it is safe to ride in the backseat of a car unrestrained, as research from AAA and other organizations show that rear seat passengers are actually more in danger when not wearing a seat belt in many types of accidents.