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Off-duty cop charged with DWI

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Thu Sep 19, 2013.

Police busted a fellow officer in Forest Hills for allegedly driving while drunk on Sunday morning.

Armando Urbina, 36, was driving a tan 2002 Saab along the Grand Central Parkway when he crashed the car into a concrete median near the Long Island Expressway intersection at approximately 7:52 a.m.

Officers from the 112th Precinct questioned the 12-year NYPD veteran, who was off-duty at the time of the crash, and when they asked him to take a Breathalyzer test, Urbina refused.

He was arrested at the scene of the accident and has been charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test.

There were no other individuals involved in the accident and no one, including Urbina, sustained any serious injuries. Information on which precinct Urbina worked for or his rank in the department was not made available.

The arrest came just hours after a Department of Correction Capt. Grayson Fredericks was charged with DWI and speeding in Queens Village.

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