NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three city employees – including a police officer – were arrested on drunken driving charges during the Fourth of July holiday Thursday.

NYPD Officer Elias Blunt, 30, was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Thursday in the 84th Precinct, which includes the Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill sections of Brooklyn. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test.

Shortly before 11 p.m., a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus driver was arrested in the northeast Bronx. Bernard Alexander, 47, was charged with driving while ability impaired and refusal to take a breath test.

Blunt and Alexander were both arrested after traffic stops, but it was not immediately learned why they were pulled over, according to published reports.

Finally at 11:15 p.m., city Department of Corrections Capt. Alcidnea Knupp was arrested in northeast Queens and charged with driving while ability impaired, violation of alcohol laws and resisting arrest.

A New York Daily News report said Knupp slammed into two parked cars on Cross Bay Boulevard in South Ozone Park, and sped off from the scene.

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All three workers were set to make initial court appearances Friday, the newspaper reported.


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