NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — Authorities said a New York City police officer was arrested for DWI during the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.

Police Officer Anthony Rodriguez, 27, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated around 3 a.m. Thursday in the Bronx.

The New York Post reported Rodriguez was off-duty and found by officers who noticed his car facing the wrong direction on a Bronx street.

Police said the officer was asleep at the wheel, and refused a breath test but had slurred speech and his eyes were bloodshot.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty earlier this month to resisting arrest at a June Mets game at Citi Field, the Post reported.

Police said Rodriguez was suspended pending an investigation.

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Comments (8)
  1. Nichiren Daishonin says:

    Anyone know which precinct this officer is from in the Bronx?

  2. joseph says:

    put one cop in every car instead of 2 and let cops walk and do exercise why is there no physical every 6 months they would all fail in nj there is only 1 cop in a car and they call for backup in the bad neighborhoods why not put soldiers from iraq who dont have work blooomberg said no increased taxes but increase tickets instead. he says crime is down then when you take the train one stop then dont have cops with you and come to the south bronx at night without cops and then tell me its safe

  3. joe says:

    put one cop in every car instead of 2 and let cops walk and do exercise why is there no physical every 6 months they would all fail in nj there is only 1 cop in a car and they call for backup in the bad neighborhoods why not put soldiers from iraq who dont have work blooomberg said no increased taxes but increase tickets instead. he says crime is down then when you take the train one stop then dont have cops with you and come to the south bronx at night without cops and then tell me its safe

  4. John Campbell says:

    Did you ever notice that off duty cops who get stopped or arrested for dwi always refuse the test?

  5. Joey says:

    But according to Bloomberg, this officer is allowed to carry his service weapon drunk, just not pedestrians, who face felony charges. Police are exempt from carrying firearms drunk.

    It’s a joke.

  6. Johnny says:

    OMG, cops driving drunk !? Say it ain’t so!

  7. shawn healy says:

    resisting arrest ,probably drunk at a METS game , & now,drunk driving in the wrong direction,asleep at the wheel !
    FINEST ???

    1. Bill says:

      Mr. Healy yes they are the finest, its dummies like you who condem 35,00 cops for one did wrong! Get real!

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