A New York City police officer and a city corrections officer were arrested in two separate incidents yesterday, one for being part of a rowdy group of people in Harlem and another for plowing into a street pole while allegedly driving drunk in Brooklyn Heights.
Police Officer Richard Gonzalez, 41, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Heights, police said. He allegedly drove his car into a street pole and then refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene. He was charged with driving while intoxicated.
Gonzalez works out of a Crown Heights precinct.
A little later that night, at about 2 a.m. Sunday, city corrections officer David Grant was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Grant was a part of a rowdy group of people who police asked to disperse from a street corner in Harlem.
When the cops moved in to arrest someone who Grant apparently knew, he tried to interfere, according to the New York Daily News, and was then handcuffed himself.
He was also charged with obstructing government administration.