Wednesday, August 02, 2017


NYPD cops receive threats after arresting state trooper for driving drunk in the Bronx

By Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy

New York Daily News
July 29, 2017

A New York State Trooper’s arrest for drunk driving in the Bronx has frayed tensions between police and the law enforcement agency, sources said Saturday.

Police arrested Trooper Dana Narvaez, 42, near his home when cops found him passed out behind the wheel of his idling car. When he was given a Breathalyzer, he scored more than double the legal limit.

Cops charged him with drunk driving. A judge ordered him released from custody after a brief arraignment.

But since Narvaez’s arrest, cops from the 45th Precinct have received calls from people claiming to be state troopers seeking retaliation, police sources said.

“It’s on,” one caller threatened.

In response, NYPD union leaders have let their membership know about the threats, and encouraged everyone to obey the rules of the road to the letter, especially if driving in Westchester or upstate.

“We just wanted the members to be careful on the road and obey the speed limit because they’re looking,” said one union head, who wished not to be named. “We’ve been down this road before.”

State Trooper spokesman Beau Duffy said Narvaez was suspended without pay. Rumors of retaliation are “pure nonsense.”

“That will not happen,” he said.” The State Police have an outstanding relationship with the NYPD.”


Anonymous said...

I've seen this happen before. Sad deal. Cops should have called somebody. Unless he was an asshole.

bob walsh said...

I don't really think the cops had much choice. He was actually passed out drunk behind the wheel of a running car. There is a difference between professional courtesy and stupidity. (I know many will honestly disagree with me, and as a virtual non-drinking it is easy for me to talk. I have never been there.)

BarkGrowlBite said...

I have a problem with officers giving a break to a fellow officer when they would not give a break to a citizen for the same offense.

And please do not call it professional courtesy. There's nothing professional about it. Professional courtesy is when one doctor does not charge another doctor for his services or where one lawyer provides his services for free to another lawyer.