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An off-duty FDNY firefighter was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and leaving the scene after crashing a car in the Bronx, police said.
Off-duty NYC firefighter Jose Valdez charged with DWI
February 4, 2023 11:06am
An off-duty FDNY firefighter was arrested on charges of driving drunk and leaving the scene after crashing a car in the Bronx, police said.
Jose Valdez, 37, was busted at around 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 45th Precinct, which serves a portion of the northeastern section of the borough, authorities said.
Cops spotted Valdez, who was behind the wheel of a gray 2018 Jeep, rear-end another vehicle and then drive off, the NYPD said. Following a car stop, he was placed under arrest.
Valdez was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving a scene with property damage as a driver, driving while impaired by alcohol, and refusing to take a breath test, police said.
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The parked car was unoccupied at the time of the crash, police said. No one was reported injured.