Suspected drunk NYPD cop facing charges for hitting 2 pedestrians

A New York Police Department officer is currently facing charges in Manhattan after striking two individuals in an apparent drunk driving accident, an article of Daily News reported on May 8.

On May 7, 32-year-old officer Jean Verdesoto rolled his vehicle into a crosswalk at W. 206th St. and Tenth Avenue in Inwood. Police stated two pedestrians, only identified as a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, were transported to a hospital after being struck by Verdesoto. The two pedestrians did not have visible injuries when they were hospitalized, police also revealed. Verdesoto, who was an off-duty police officer, was charged after refusing a blood-alcohol test.

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