Off-duty officer charged with DWI in Bayside: Police

By Alex Robinson

An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving after he allegedly crashed his car into a parked vehicle in Bayside early Saturday morning, the NYPD said.

Liam Donahue, 22, was allegedly behind the wheel of a vehicle when it collided with a parked car on 40th Avenue in between 218th and 217th streets just after 5 a.m., according to cops.

When responding officers arrived on scene, police said Donahue allegedly refused a Breathalyzer test.

The off-duty officer was arrested, taken to North Shore University Hospital for evaluation and arraigned later that day on DWI charges, the NYPD said.

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