Three City Workers Arrested for Drunk Driving on July 4, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner on July 5, 2013 12:33pm 

 Bernard Alexander, Elias Blunt, and Alcindea Knupp were arrested for drunk driving, cops said.
Bernard Alexander, Elias Blunt, and Alcindea Knupp were arrested for drunk driving, cops said.
View Full Caption
Shutterstock

NEW YORK CITY — Cops arrested three off-duty city workers who hopped behind the wheel during a boozy Independence Day, according to the NYPD.

The first, NYPD officer Elias Blunt, was picked up in the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, about 6 p.m., cops said.

About five hours later, MTA bus driver Bernard Alexander was arrested in the 45th Precinct, which spans Pelham Bay to Throgs Neck, police said.

Finally, Corrections captain Alcindea Knupp was cuffed about 30 minutes later in the 102nd Precinct which covers Kew Gardens and Woodhaven, cops said.

While all three were charged with driving while intoxicated, Knupp also faces charges of resisting arrest, police said.

A fourth civil servant, Sanitation worker Denny Brito, was arrested about 11:20 p.m. for selling illegal fireworks in East Harlem, police said.

He's expected to be charged with reckless endangerment and illegally dealing with fireworks, cops said.

Neighborhood Sponsors

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement