Housing Cop Arrested for Bronx DWI Crash That Left Partner in Coma
MANHATTAN — An off-duty East Village housing cop was arrested for a drunk driving crash in The Bronx that left his partner in a medically-induced coma, according to officials and reports.
Rafael Casiano, 44, was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway near the Bronx River Parkway at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 23 when another driver cut him off, according to police sources.
Casiano swerved, smashing into a divider, the sources said, leaving his fellow officer, also assigned to Manhattan housing, with a fractured skull, sources said.
Police could not immediately confirm those details.
Both men were taken to Jacobi Hospital.
Casiano, who was suspended, faces vehicular assault and DWI charges, cops said.