Kelly: Police Probing Whether Bronx Assistant DA Dodged DWI Charge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the Bronx District Attorney continues to look into allegations of widespread fixing of traffic tickets, authorities are now investigating whether a Bronx prosecutor got a big break on a suspected drunk driving stop.

On Friday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Al Jones, that the Internal Affairs Bureau was looking into whether 34-year-old Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Troiano got preferential treatment from authorities.

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Troiano was charged with drunk driving in connection with an August crash on the Major Deegan Expressway. However, the current investigation surrounds whether Troiano was let off the hook during an earlier DWI stop in 2009.

“We’re investigating that allegation. So far, we haven’t been able to find anything in the records about that supposed stop or bringing that individual into the station,” Kelly said.

Attorney Howard Weiswasser released a statement Friday afternoon saying that “there was absolutely no 2009 incident, DWI or otherwise, involving  Ms. Troiano.”

The timing couldn’t be worse for District Attorney Robert Johnson. His office has a grand jury looking into allegations of traffic ticket fixing by Bronx police officers. It is still unclear, however, whether the allegations involving Troiano are connected to the wider fixing probe.

Weiswasser insisted that his client “has zero involvement in the investigation or prosecution of the Ticket Fixing situation that is currently before the Bronx County Grand Jury.”  He went on to say that Troiano “intends to go to trial to clear her name.”

Kelly would only continue to say that the “allegation is under investigation.”

“We haven’t been able to get any indication of [special treatment], but that investigation goes forward,” he said.

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  • jessie k

    So where is the big surprise? Another person that works for law enforcement gets away with something. This is how it works here in the USA. If your a cop or related to one you can drive like an idiot then when your pulled over you show your police sympathizer card and you go free. They can beat people up run them over with cars whatever. Their are 2 right now being charged with rape watch them get away. Its OK when your a law enforcement family member.

  • kornhole

    She very ugggly!! Ray kelly, you quit! You go eat dung Mayor.

  • Trishe

    Of course she was release, DA’s and cops have halos obove their heads. They never, ever do anything wrong.

  • http://Aol Himl

    Of course she was locked up and let go you will not find any record because then everybody that let her go
    Will be charged so they keep their mouth shut and no nutin she Is guilty gauranteed

  • NYPD

    Yea I believe 100% she was stopped and released by some cop or boss who thought they were doing the right thing for the Assistant DA. If the shoe was on the other foot she would have no trouble at all prosecuting a cop for DWI. It has got to be in some cop’s memo book that she was stopped. We can only hope the true comes out.

  • muggsy bogues

    I am psychic. She is guilty. She is also very flatulent.

  • Truth

    All a bunch of crooks who abuse the system! What else is new?

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