Rookie police officer Marlene Rivera was killed in a car crash - and the car was driven by her fellow rookie cop Danielle Baymack. When police arrived to accident on the Sunrise Highway in Wantagh early yesterday morning, they smelled alcohol on Baymack and later confirmed it was above the legal limit. Baymack and Rivera, who worked at the 103rd Precinct and had gone through the academy together, were returning from a party in Queens when Baymack's car went into the guardrail. Both had been wearing seatbelts; Rivera was crushed on the passenger side.
Baymack was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI; she was also suspended without pay from the NYPD. Rivera had lived with her sister's family in Bushwick, and her brother-in-law was very angry. Pepe Gray told reporters that Baymack should have called a cab, "But she didn't do that. She got behind the wheel and killed my sister-in-law."
And in another possibly drunk off-duty incident, an FDNY firefighter responded to a NJ incident, after stealing a NJ firehouse's fire truck.