Legal news for New York City motor vehicle accident attorneys –New York City police officer was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Bronx NY.
Bronx, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A New York City police officer (NYPD) crashed his car into a parked sport utility vehicle injuring his passenger Sunday, February 21, 2010, according to the New York Daily News.
The 27-year-old off-duty officer had a few drinks before getting in his Nissan Altima and crashed into a parked Subaru in Throngs Neck. The Nissan then swerved and slammed into a tree after jumping a curb. Police identified the driver as Officer Roniel Dilone. Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at the scene and Dilone admitted that he had drank four beers before he got in his car, according to court documents.
Officer Dilone refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the scene. Police got a warrant to check his blood alcohol level and are currently waiting for the results. His passenger, identified as Allan Reyes, was seriously injured in the crash. Medical officials reported he suffered bruised ribs, a broken shoulder and leg.
Police charged Dilone with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence as well as vehicular assault. This was the second incident in recent weeks where an off-duty NYPD officer has caught driving while under the influence.