Off-duty NYPD cop drunk when his SUV kills pedestrian on Staten Island, police say
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An off-duty cop who authorities say mowed down a pedestrian in Mariners Harbor in his SUV Friday morning faces charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving.
Officer Joseph McClean, 29, of South Beach, assigned to the 121st Precinct, was arraigned Friday afternoon in Stapleton Criminal Court.
The officer traveled a few more feet before stopping the car; he fled the scene in his vehicle but returned within a half-hour, the source said.
According to the source, McClean told police, "I'm coming from my girl's place."
When police asked him if he had been drinking, McClean responded, "I'm not talking about that without my [PBA] rep," the source said.