A man who crashed his car into an NYPD officer’s Staten Island home later returned to say he was sorry after being arrested for DUI.
Michael Spallieri, 56, of Annadale, was headed eastbound on Drumgoole Road East when he crashed into a backyard on Brandis Avenue in Eltingville at around 12:05 a.m. Monday morning, an NYPD spokeswoman said to the Staten Island Advance. The impact left extensive damage as the car smashed through a fence and into the backyard deck and pool area.
"We were in the pool earlier – I'm just glad nobody was in the backyard," Louis Mester, an NYPD officer and the owner of the house, said to NBC4.
Mester and his wife were asleep when they were awakened by the impact outside, the Advance added. Spallieri allegedly smelled like alcohol and was unsteady on his feet after the collision.