Designated Driver severely injured by off duty police officer in Queens New York. Officer refuses blood/alcohol test.


An intoxicated off-duty detective  was involved in a car accident on April 23, 2017 in Queens, New York, that left one person critically injured police spokesman reported.

The victim was driving a Honda with two passengers when the car was rear-ended by a Mercedes driven by Officer Neville Smith, 32, authorities said.
The crash occurred at 4 a.m. Sunday on the Van Wyck Expressway in South Ozone Park.
One passenger was treated and released. Officer Smith suffered minor injuries.
Smith, 32, who works in the 48th Precinct in the Bronx,  is under investigation for driving while impaired/intoxicated. He refused  to take a blood alcohol breath. The severely injured victim  was reported to have been the designated driver on the evening/early morning hours of the fatal collision. Reports indicate that she was rear ended by the off duty driver in his Mercedes motor vehicle.law3
source: New York Post


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