The New York DUI/DWI Arrest Report is a monthly news report which covers the recent DUI arrests that have made the news. This monthly blog post will mostly cover DUI arrests that have occurred in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island.
Read below for more information on recent DUI arrests from February 2018 or check out our monthly DUI blog for some of our previous reports.
Recent DUI Arrests In New York City
This month’s report includes information on a fatal car crash in the Bronx and an injured wheelchair-bound pedestrian, and an NYPD captain in the Bronx who was charged with obstructing governmental administration.
New York City Housing Authority Worker Arrested After DUI
A 42-year-old man who works as an elevator mechanic for the New York City Housing Authority has been arrested after driving under the influence and hitting a woman in a wheelchair.
The man was driving a grey Toyota Sequoia on Tuesday, January 23 around 7:30 am when he made a turn on 24th Street and Mermaid Avenue on Coney Island. It was here that he struck a 56-year-old woman in a wheelchair. The woman, who has multiple sclerosis, fell out of her chair landing on her hip and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The man remained at the scene and was charged with DWI and criminal possession of marijuana. The woman was taken to Coney Island Hospital where she is recovering from her injuries.
Woman Drives Intoxicated To Pick Up Brother Arrested For DUI
On Thursday morning, February 15, police responded to an accident in Perth, New York where they arrested a 50-year-old man and charged him with a DWI. The man was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .29 percent, meaning that he was driving well above the legal limit.
Later the man’s sister came to the police station to pick her brother up yet she appeared to be intoxicated. She was arrested for DWI as well when she was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent.
Man Arrested For DUI After Causing A Fatal 5-Car Crash
On Saturday, February 3, a Jeep, driven by a 54-year-old man was speeding north on Bronx Park East in Parkside when it turned at an intersection and slammed into a Nissan Altima. The impact of the crash sent the Altima flying into the intersection and hit another car, while the Jeep continued moving to hit two parked cars before coming to a stop.
A 31-year-old father from the Bronx, who was in the Altima, died as a result of the crash and two women were also injured. A witness to the accident helped the driver of the Jeep out of the vehicle and held him until police arrived. Other witnesses assisted the remaining victims out of their vehicles. The driver of the Jeep was charged with driving while intoxicated and taken to Jacobi Medical Center.
NYPD Captain Accused Of Helping Officer Avoid DUI Charge
A Bronx NYPD captain was indicted by a grand jury for obstructing governmental administration and official misconduct after he delayed a detective’s trip to the stationhouse to take a Breathalyzer test in April of 2017.
The captain had been working the night of April 22, 2017, when police were called to a two-car crash on Fordham Road that involved an NYPD detective. Normally police adhere to a two-hour rule when testing blood alcohol levels to ensure a proper and accurate reading. The captain allegedly delayed taking the detective to the stationhouse for a Breathalyzer preventing an accurate reading.
The NYPD captain has turned himself in and is suspended without pay. The detective involved in the car accident has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.