CEO of Jennifer Convertibles Accused of Fatal DUI on Way Home to Upper East Side

By Heather Grossmann | April 15, 2010 6:16pm | Updated on April 16, 2010 2:30pm
An Upper East Side man was charged with a DWI after he hit and killed a man.
An Upper East Side man was charged with a DWI after he hit and killed a man.
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MANHATTAN — Harley Greenfield, the chairman and CEO of Jennifer Convertibles, was arrested for drunken driving Wednesday night after his 2010 Chevrolet allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian on the Whitestone Expressway, the NYPD said.

Greenfield, 65, hit a Queens man around 10:47 p.m. while he was traveling southbound on the expressway, the NYPD said.

Mohammed Rohman, 47, was crossing the expressway on his way to Burger King during a shift break at his job as a security guard when he was struck and killed, police told the New York Daily News.

Greenfield refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene and was immediately arrested.

He said he had a glass of wine and a vodka with dinner, court papers said.

"[Greenfield] could have hired a car with all his money - why did he have to drive drunk?" Rohman's widow said to the News.

Greenfield was on his way back to his Upper East Side home from the Jennifer Convertibles office on Long Island.

The furniture CEO lives on one of the top floors of the Andover, a very upscale brick building on York at 88 Street, which features a sun deck on the roof, in-building garage and a fitness center.

He was arraigned late Thursday night and charged with operationg a vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

Calls to Jennifer Convertibles were not returned.