On-Duty NYPD Officer Charged With DWI After Shooting Partner in Wrist
The NYPD's great week of publicity continues: Thursday night, an allegedly drunk on-duty NYPD officer shot his partner in the wrist while the two were drinking at a restaurant in Queens.
WABC reports that Detective Jay Poggi accidentally shot his partner with his .38 at about 1:50 am Thursday. According to the New York Daily News, the shooting occurred as the two were having drinks in a Queens restaurant, where they'd stopped on their way to a Queens location as part of an investigation.
After Poggi rushed his partner to the hospital, he reportedly refused to submit to a breath-alcohol test and was later charged with driving while intoxicated.
The partner, a 12-year veteran, had surgery and is now in stable condition.
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