Three NYPD Cops and NYPD Crossing Guard Arrested Over The Weekend

Two cops, a detective and a school crossing guard were arrested over the weekend in separate incidents, police said Sunday.

Cops collared an NYPD police officer who caused a serious accident while driving drunk on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens Sunday morning, officials said. Neville Smith, 32, struck a 2004 Honda — which was carrying three people — from behind, causing the Honda to crash into a pole and a tree. The driver and one of the passengers went to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Smith, who was treated at the same site, was charged with vehicular assault, assault, driving while intoxicated and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test.

Cops in the Bronx arrested an off-duty police officer whose friend claimed she punched her in the face, officials said. Candice Smith, 31, a neighborhood coordination officer on the force since 2008, was charged with misdemeanor assault. The friend was not seriously injured, authorities said.

A few hours later, also in the Bronx, cops cuffed an off-duty detective for drunken driving, police said. Efrain Medina, 51, was driving near Walton Ave. and E. Fordham Road in Fordham Heights when he got into an accident just before midnight. He took a Breathalyzer test and was arrested on the spot, cops said.

Police in Staten Island arrested an NYPD School Crossing Guard who allegedly punched her nephew, officials said. Katherine Gabel, 55, was charged with misdemeanor assault after her nephew, 47, claimed she punched him in the face and left shoulder, where he’d recently had surgery. He was in pain but not seriously injured, cops said.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    An intoxicated off-duty detective was involved in a car accident in Queens that left one person critically injured early Sunday, police sources said.

    Neville Smith, 32, who works in the 48th Precinct in the Bronx, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway when he rear-ended another car on the entrance ramp near Rockaway Blvd. around 4 a.m.

    The impact badly injured a 22-year-old woman in the other car, police said. She is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.

    Two other occupants, a 21-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.

    Smith suffered some minor head and neck injuries and was taken to Jamaica Hospital before being charged with DWI, sources said.

    He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

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