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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving Drunk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- An off-duty New York City police officer has been charged with driving drunk after fleeing an accident.

The NYPD said Officer Christian Rehpani-Jimenez, 29, was arrested in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn around 6:25 a.m. Friday.

He was charged with leaving driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

Rehpani-Jimenez, who was assigned to a Brooklyn North precinct, fled the scene after hitting the back of a parked car, the New York Post reported. He was apprehended a short time later, the newspaper reported.

If found guilty, what kind of consequences should the officer face? Leave your comments below...

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