A New York State Trooper’s arrest for drunk driving in the Bronx has frayed tensions between police and the law enforcement agency.
Police arrested Trooper Dana Narvaez, 42, near his home when cops found him passed out behind the wheel of his idling car.
When he was given a Breathalyzer, he scored more than double the legal limit.
Cops charged him with drunk driving. A judge ordered him released from custody after a brief arraignment.
But since Narvaez’s arrest, cops from the 45th Precinct have received calls from people claiming to be state troopers seeking retaliation, police sources said.
“It’s on,” one caller threatened.
In response, NYPD union leaders have let their membership know about the threats, and encouraged everyone to obey the rules of the road to the letter, especially if driving in Westchester or upstate.
“We just wanted the members to be careful on the road and obey the speed limit because they’re looking,” said one union head, who wished not to be named. “We’ve been down this road before.”