An off-duty New York Police Department (NYPD) officer has been charged with drunk driving after he crashed into several parked vehicles and discharged his weapon at around 2:10 a.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
According to police, the off-duty officer was caught drunk driving in the early hours of Saturday morning while colliding with several parked vehicles and shooting at an Uber driver. No one was wounded in the shooting.
The officer was later identified as Efrain Alejandro — who was stationed out of the 40th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx — allegedly crashed into several other cars just after 2:00 a.m. and left the vehicle so damaged that it could no longer be driven, according to the New York Post.
The Post also reported that Alejandro fired his weapon at an Uber driver who had pulled up behind him.
Police officers arrived on the scene while responding to a report of “shots fired” in the 100 block of Tompkins Avenue, near Vernon Avenue.
He agreed to take a breathalyzer test following the incident and the results prompted officers to arrest him, charge him with an aggravated DWI, and transport him to Brooklyn Hospital.
The off-duty NYPD officer has been charged with assault, menacing, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
(New York Post):Off-duty cop charged with drunk driving in #NYC, #NYPD sources say : The off-duty cop, Efrain Alejandro, is assigned to the 40th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx. .. https://t.co/FsEolx68jc
— NewsOnePlace.com (@newsoneplace) February 4, 2023
Fortunately, there was no one inside the vehicles struck during Alejandro’s drunken rampage, and no one was injured. The off-duty officer’s weapon was retrieved by NYPD officers on the scene.
Meanwhile, New York City has continued to experience a crisis regarding crime. Alejandro’s drunk driving is just another criminal act in a long line of violence, terror, and theft that New York City residents have been experiencing under the continued failed leadership of Democrats. While the left will be quick to blame this incident on law enforcement and demand to “defund the police,” the true solution to these problems would be to be more discerning during the police hiring process, train officers better, crack down on crime and promote better morals within American culture.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Unfiltered,” Blue Lives Matter-NYC founder Joseph Imperatrice previously commented on New York City’s skyrocketing crime and the issues causing it.