An NYPD officer has been charged for allegedly operating a car while under the influence in Bayside last Monday night.

Prosecutors allege that Keith Roman, a 28-year-old cop assigned to Manhattan, drove under the influence of alcohol and had an open bottle of Hennessy cognac in his gray 2016 Honda Accord.

The NYPD had responded to a 911 call about a driver asleep with the engine running on the Clearview Expressway service road by 35th Avenue, according to a criminal complaint from the office of District Attorney Richard Brown.

Roman was allegedly found there, with the cognac bottle under the driver’s seat. He allegedly slurred his speech and had watery eyes.

Exiting the car, Roman was allegedly “unsteady on his feet” and had a “moderate smell of alcohol on his breath,” the complaint said.

After being moved to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in Flushing, the cop allegedly refused to submit to a blood test.

The defendant was appointed to the NYPD in January 2012, officials said.

— Ryan Brady

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