A police detective assigned to Queens found out what it was like to be on the other side of an arrest last week after he allegedly drank on the job, accidentally shot his partner and then drove him to the hospital for treatment.
Det. Jay Poggi, 58, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and has had his license suspended, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
A police detective assigned to Queens found out what it was like to be on the other side of an arrest early Thursday morning after he allegedly drank on the job, accidentally shot his partner and then drove him to the hospital.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will modify its schedules on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, to accommodate people going into Times Square for the annual celebration, as well as the Billy Joel concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Travelers to Times Square on Tuesday are advised to avoid the 42nd Street-Times Square station, as they may not be able to exit onto the street.
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A Staten Island man who is accused of driving while intoxicated allegedly fled the scene of an accident in Ozone Park last week and led police on a two-borough car chase before crashing into another vehicle in Brooklyn.
The suspect, Chance Deespina, 31 was hospitalized with a broken hip after the second accident and is to be arraigned on two counts of second-degree assault; one count of first-degree reckless endangerment; one count of third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle; one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and various other vehicle and traffic violations.
Two NYPD officers were injured after their patrol car was hit by an allegedly drunk driver in Ozone Park just after midnight Sunday morning.
Police say a car slammed into an NYPD vehicle at 104th Street and 107th Avenue, about four blocks from the 106th Precinct, around 12:15 a.m. The two officers who were in the car were taken to the hospital with injuries to the knee and back, according to an officer at the scene.
A Maryland tow truck owner has been charged with reckless endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol for allegedly driving the wrong way on the Van Wyck Expressway early Sunday morning and slamming head on into a van filled with teenagers coming from a party.
The driver of the van, 34-year-old Jose Chimbo of Baltimore, was allegedly driving a 2004 Nissan Murano the wrong way on the Van Wyck Expressway near Northern Boulevard in Flushing shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, when his vehicle collided head on with a 2007 Ford Econoline van.In the van were the driver and thirteen teenagers being driven home from a party. When police arrived at the scene, Chimbo allegedly admitted to officers that he had a few drinks.
New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, who crashed his vehicle in Astoria last summer after having too many brews while a Croatian soccer team played on the television of a neighborhood bar, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol last Monday, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Diehl, 32, pleaded guilty as charged to one count of aggravated driving while under the influence and one count of driving while impaired.
Politics dominated much of the news in South Queens in 2012. With local and national elections looming, the communities were the epicenter of a hard-fought state legislative race with statewide implications.
But much like T.S. Eliot’s explanation of the apocalypse in “The Hollow Men,” the campaign ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, shoved from the top of people’s minds by the most devastating natural disaster to strike South Queens in a lifetime.
David Wright’s productive season was a rare bright spot for Mets fans in 2012. With one year remaining in his contract, David picked a good time to finally feel at home at Citi Field, a place where he had struggled for the first three years of its existence.
Mets owner Fred Wilpon was quoted in New York magazine as saying that Wright, while a good player, was not a superstar. Wilpon may have been right, but the reality is that his woebegone organization had no choice but to re-sign Wright to the most lucrative contract in Mets history. Had the Mets traded him, Citi Field would have resembled the ghost town that Shea Stadium was in the late 1970s following Tom Seaver’s departure.
A Richmond Hill man has been charged with vehicular assault and driving while under the influence of alcohol, among other charges, after an accident on Saturday morning in which he hit a motorcycle on Atlantic Avenue, allegedly while driving drunk.
Omesh Moran, 29, of 103-21 135 St. in Richmond Hill was at the wheel of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade SUV shortly after 4 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 18 when the vehicle collided with a motorcycle at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 124th Street.
The allegedly intoxicated man who officers say tore through Long Island City on July 18, killing a bicyclist before crashing his car into the side of a building, faces 15 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter.
Queens Supreme Court on Monday arraigned Alex Batista, 25, on charges of second-degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of the accident, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.
A Queens man could face up to 15 years in prison following his arrest on July 9 in an alleged alcohol-related accident that killed a road worker on the Grand Central Parkway.
Munshi Abdullah, 26, of Jamaica, was ordered held on $350,000 bail by Queens Criminal Court Judge Lenora Gerald on July 10.
Queens, NY — The Queens driver accused of killing a highway worker on the Grand Central Parkway on Monday morning was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday.
A highway worker from Long Island is dead and a Jamaica Hills man under arrest in what the NYPD is calling an alleged drunken driving incident on the Grand Central Parkway on Tuesday morning.
Police officers assigned to the Burglary Larceny Apprehension and Surveillance Team allegedly found Nantindim’s daughter in the rear seat of his Lincoln Navigator after following the men as they cased houses in Elmhurst, Little Neck and Flushing before going to the electronics shop.
They allegedly have been tied to four burglaries in Kew Gardens Hills, Fresh Meadows and Flushing between June 22 and June 25.
Ankur Joshi, an off-duty police officer, 35, was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident on Tuesday, according to the NYPD.
Joshi alledgedly rear-ended the other vehicle at the corner of Steinway Street and 25th Avenue in Astoria at 5:25 a.m.
The city announced last week that 2011 saw a record low for traffic fatalities.
The figures were released Friday at a press conference featuring Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Last spring and summer, three cars exiting the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge into Queens on different days flew off the same ramp and crashed in almost the same place: into or near two unlucky Queens Plaza South businesses, destroying both the first two times, which prompted the installation of concrete barriers. The first crash in March resulted in the death of a pedestrian, and the second, just nine days later, resulted in the death of a passenger.
Now Alexander Palacio, 39, the driver in the second crash — which occurred on April 6 — is suing the city for negligence, according to published reports, alleging that the exit ramp was made more dangerous by alterations the city made previously. Palacio was amputated as a result of the crash and the passenger of the car, Beatriz Rodriguez, 40, died.
Police Officer Colin Dyer of the 106th Precinct was honored with the Cop of the Month award at the community council meeting last week for his arrest of an allegedly intoxicated driver who police said had his 5-year-old daughter in the car.
According to court records, the driver was charged with a felony for driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle — a violation of the Child Passenger Protection Act known as Leandra’s Law. He was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
A Long Island City man who pleaded guilty in January to felony vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and killing a deliveryman will spend time in prison.
Three neighborhoods in northern Queens, encompassing 418 blocks, are expected to be downzoned under a plan approved the city Planning Commission last week.