NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty New York City police officer has been charged with driving drunk after fleeing an accident.
The NYPD said Officer Christian Rehpani-Jimenez, 29, was arrested in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn around 6:25 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'Easter Approaching Tri-State Area
He was charged with leaving driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Flood Safety Tips, Power Outage Links & More
Rehpani-Jimenez, who was assigned to a Brooklyn North precinct, fled the scene after hitting the back of a parked car, the New York Post reported. He was apprehended a short time later, the newspaper reported.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers, Supporters March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Approaching Vaccine Mandate
If found guilty, what kind of consequences should the officer face? Leave your comments below…