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Police: Officer Arrested For DWI In The Bronx

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Authorities said a New York City police officer was arrested for DWI during the early hours of Thanksgiving morning.

Police Officer Anthony Rodriguez, 27, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated around 3 a.m. Thursday in the Bronx.

The New York Post reported Rodriguez was off-duty and found by officers who noticed his car facing the wrong direction on a Bronx street.

Police said the officer was asleep at the wheel, and refused a breath test but had slurred speech and his eyes were bloodshot.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty earlier this month to resisting arrest at a June Mets game at Citi Field, the Post reported.

Police said Rodriguez was suspended pending an investigation.

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