NYPD officer charged with DWI after Tiffany's crash

The driver of this car flipped over, snapped a tree in half, and crushed a trash can before coming to a stop on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk.

February 14, 2010 5:13:19 AM PST
The driver who crashed his car into Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue was an off-duty NYPD officer, and he may have been drunk off mimosas. The crash happened at 3 a.m. Saturday. Police say officer Raphael Ospina was driving on East 57th Street when he collided with a garbage truck turning onto Fifth Avenue and ended up in the store.

Ospina, who joined the force in 2004, and his two passengers were taken to the hospital.

Investigators charged the 27-year-old officer with DWI and vehicular assault. He was also suspended.


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