10/01/2009

NYPD investigating handling of blood test in officer's fatal DWI case

By John Annese
Staten Island Advance

NEW YORK — All too often, cops follow an unwritten rule if they're arrested for driving while drunk - don't take the blood alcohol test, no way, no how.

As the circumstances surrounding the vehicular manslaughter arrest of NYPD Officer Andrew Kelly starkly illustrated this weekend, police officers often are unwilling to take a Breathalyzer test, or submit to a blood test, after they've been pulled over for drunken driving or gotten into a car crash.

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