The Staten Island Advance by Jillian Jorgensen - March 25, 2012
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A New York City police officer was arrested for allegedly driving drunk this morning on Staten Island, according to police. Daniel Smith, 26, was arrested "in the confines of the" 120th precinct on the North Shore of Staten Island, according to a brief statement from the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. He was arrested at 8 a.m., according to the statement. The department offered no further information about where Smith works as a police officer or where exactly he was arrested. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police. The arrest comes just two weeks after an off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested on drunken driving charges after she clipped another vehicle in Tottenville March 10. Sgt. Colleen Leonard, 39, had more than a dozen empty beer bottles in her 2002 Jeep Liberty -- including a half-empty Corona in her center console -- at the time of the crash, according to court documents and law enforcement sources. Ms. Leonard lives on the South Shore but works in Brooklyn's 70th Precinct. She was charged with driving while intoxicated.
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