Officer charged with DWI in fatal accident

September 15, 2011 4:34:35 AM PDT
An off-duty NYPD officer is under arrest for allegedly driving drunk and hitting a man crossing the street in the Bronx.

Police say officer Luis Arnao, who is assigned to the Bronx, struck 22-year-old Tyre Chisholm in the intersection of 241 Street and White Plains Road.

The 25-year-old Arnao stayed at the scene.

The victim was rushed to Montefiore Hospital, and then transferred to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Arnao was arrested, suspended from duty and charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.