Earlier this morning, around 7 a.m., a woman was struck by a vehicle at West 232nd Street and Kingsbridge Avenue. The woman later died at St. Barnabas Hospital and now an off-duty police officer has been taken into custody.

WCBS 2 reports, "Police determined upon arrival that off-duty NYPD Detective Kevin Spellman, 42, was driving a 2009 Chevy southbound on Kingsbridge Avenue when he struck the unidentified female victim." WABC 7 says he was "allegedly drunk." Update: The Daily News reports, "Spellman refused a Breathalyzer test at the scene, but his blood was taken at a local hospital sometime before noon, police said."

Last month, an off-duty police officer fatally struck a woman trying to hail a cab in Brooklyn. He was indicted for manslaughter and DWI.