Cop Arrested for Drunken Driver After Figoski Fundraiser

A police sergeant was arrested in East New York Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk after he left a fundraiser for a slain colleague and got behind the wheel of a police cruiser.

According to the Brooklyn D.A. Sgt. Christopher Morris was found standing in front of an NYPD patrol car with the engine running and keys in the ignition after 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The officer who found him said Morris was slurring his speech and smelled like booze, among other signs of intoxication.

Morris told the officer, “I was driving and had a few drinks at the Lindenwood.”

He was referencing the Lindenwood Diner near the border of East New York and Lindenwood where there was a fundraiser that night for Officer Peter Figoski’s family.

Figoski was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 12 when he responded to a robbery in Cypress Hills.

Morris works out of the 75th Precinct, which was also Figoski’s home base.

Attendees at the fundraiser said there was an open bar and the event continued well past midnight.

Morris was arraigned on Tuesday in Brooklyn criminal court and released without bail. He was charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and is due back in court on March 26.

By Jeremiah Dobruck



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