NYPD Cop Arrested for Drunk Driving, On the Job
Police Officer Morris Refused to Take a Breath Test
A New York cop was arrested while on duty Tuesday for driving his cop car into a light pole while under the influence of alcohol.
Police Officer Christopher Morris was coming from a party in memory of slain Officer Peter Figoski, who was shot and murdered during an attempted robbery in December.
Morris was kicked out of the party after his bosses noticed he had been drinking too much. He was sent back to the 75th Precinct and put on desk duty.
But somehow Morris ended up back at the party later that night, sources said.
By the time he left the second time, Morris was wasted.
“He got pretty bombed early in the evening, when the party started” a source told NYDaily News. “Somehow he ends up back at the party with the car and winds up crashing it.”
Morris made it a few blocks before he slammed the police car into a light pole, which fell onto a parked vehicle. He was still on duty at the time.
Dressed in uniform, Officer Morris was hand cuffed and charged with DWI and refusal to take a breath test, cops said.
Sources said other supervisors on duty could face disciplinary action.