NEW YORK – On Thursday 4th of July, three off-duty city employees were arrested for driving while intoxicated. A Department of Corrections captain, a bus driver and police officer were charged for consuming too much alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
NYPD Officer, 30-year-old Elias Blunt, was taken into custody on Thursday around 6 p.m. in the 84th Precinct, which includes the Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill sections of Brooklyn. He refused to give the breath sample for BAC level test.
On Thursday night, a 47-year-old MTA bus driver, Bernard Alexander, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 11 p.m.in the Bronx and he also refused to take a breath test.
According to the published reports, Blunt and Alexander were both taken into custody after traffic stops, but it was not immediately learnt why they were pulled over by the police officers.
After the arrest of the bus driver, a city Department of Corrections captain was pulled over by the police officers in Queens. He hit his vehicle into 2 parked cars along Cross Bay Blvd. in South Ozone Park and left the scene at 11:15 p.m. 48-year-old Alcidnea Knupp, a jail worker, was taken to the jail and locked up for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest according to the police officers.
All 3 New York City employees were waiting to be arraigned on Friday.