Model Crashes Porsche Then Threatens to Get Police Officer Fired: Sources
WEST VILLAGE — A model who hobnobs with Donald Trump and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg drunkenly crashed a Porsche in the West Village last week and then told the responding officer she could use her friendship with Bloomberg to get the officer fired, police sources said.
Dara Tomanovich, 45, who got her start modeling for Karl Lagerfeld in Paris at age 18 and once starred in an infomercial for Trump, was behind the wheel of a 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV when it rear-ended another car at West Street and Clarkson Street at 11:14 p.m. July 16, police said.
Police said Tomanovich's breath smelled of alcohol, and she stumbled as she got out of the car when officers approached.
That was when the fashionista — who has appeared in a handful of movies, as well as a Fiat commercial in which she kidnaps George Clooney — told the officer she was friends with the former mayor, police sources said.
"I'll have your job within the hour," Tomanovich told the female officer, according to sources.
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Tomanovich's relationship with Bloomberg was not immediately clear. She was spotted with the former mayor in 2009, according to a Page Six item that describes them seated at a table at Raoul's with a few others, apparently discussing the Affordable Care Act.
A Bloomberg representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Tomanovich blew a .159 on a Breathalyzer at the scene of the crash, twice the legal blood alcohol content limit of .08, police said.
The model was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. No one was hurt, police said.
Tomanovich referred all inquiries to her lawyer, who said he does not discuss open cases.
The infomercial she was in with Trump advertised his Trump Institute "Way to Wealth" seminars, an early incarnation of the Trump University educational courses for which Trump is now being sued by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Tomanovich is currently represented by Wilhelmina Models, which declined to comment.