NYPD captain busted for DWI in NYC, found asleep behind wheel: sources
The commanding officer of a Brooklyn NYPD precinct was busted for driving drunk when cops found him asleep behind the wheel of his NYPD vehicle with a bottle of booze in his backseat, cops and a police source said.
Cops found NYPD Captain Jared Badillo stopped at a light in Manhattan, asleep at the wheel in his department car early Friday, a police source said. Police found a bottle of vodka in his backseat.
The 39-year-old captain serves as the commanding officer of the 69th precinct, which covers Canarsie.
Cops brought Badillo to an intoxicated driver testing unit at the 7th precinct on the Lower East Side where he blew a blood alcohol level of .192 into a breathalyzer, according to the source. In New York, if your BAC is above the state’s legal alcohol driving limit of 0.08%, you can be charged with a DWI.
When a Manhattan South NYPD captain arrived at the 7th precinct at about 1:48 a.m., Badillo was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence, cops and a police source said.
Following the arrest, Badillo was suspended for 30 days without pay, cops said. His arraignment in Manhattan criminal court was pending Friday afternoon.