EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn, N.Y. — A veteran police officer with the New York City Police Department faces charges after allegedly running from the scene of an accident in which a person died, and another person was severely injured. Officers arrested their colleague shortly after the accident investigation. The police claim that their fellow officer was partially responsible for the crash, according to News 12 Brooklyn. The officer arrested is a 47-year-old man. The woman who died was 23-years-old and the woman hurt in the crash is 22. The woman who survived is reportedly in serious condition. The officer was not working at the time of the crash and was driving a civilian vehicle.
The 20-year veteran New York City police officer was operating his Nissan sedan around 5:00 a.m. in East Flatbush. The Nissan hit a Mazda sedan carrying one driver and at least two passengers. The news report gave no information as to how the crash happened. The report did indicate, however, that the driver of the Mazda took off from the scene on foot, and the police officer remained at the scene. Accident investigators have not identified the driver of the Mazda and have not learned why that person fled from the scene. The police are actively investigating the identity of the driver and how the crash could have happened.
The responding officers initially brought a bevy of charges against the 20-year veteran police officer at the beginning of their investigation. The police officer involved in the crash initially faced charges of criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter, speeding, and reckless driving. The officer no longer faces those charges right now. Investigators could reinstate those charges once the investigation is complete.
The officer involved could face a charge related to drunk driving. The police say that the officer took an alcohol test, and those results indicated that his blood alcohol concentration was between 0.05 and 0.07 percent. The so-called legal limit in New York is 0.08 percent. The officer could face a charge in driving while impaired because the BAC was below the legal limit.
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