Friday, December 30, 2011
Judge orders 'DWI' NYPD cop to surrender driver's license
A Bronx judge today ordered a NYPD cop to hand over his driver's license after his off-duty drunken-driving crash on the Bronx River Parkway injured his partner.
Rafael Casiano surrendered his license after Judge Megan Tallmer said it should have been confiscated after he flipped his personal vehicle and admitted to cops, “I had a few drinks” following the Christmas Eve crash.
His “license is [now] suspended, pending prosecution,” Tallmer said.
Casiano's NYPD partner, fellow off-duty Officer Keith Paul, was in the car at the time of the smash-up. He suffered serious injuries.
The crash triggered an Internal Affairs investigation into why it took probers nine hours to conduct a Breathalyzer test on Casiano. Regardless, he still blew a .32 -- more than three times the legal limit of .08.
Casiano and Paul had just left a Christmas party. Casiano, who faces DWI and vehicular assault charges, must return to court Jan.24, 2012.