Cop Was Drunk in Crash that Killed Him and Fellow Officer

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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Cop Was Drunk in Crash that Killed Him and Fellow Officer

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Police crime scene tape lies in the street outside Club Kalua club where Sean Bell was shot and killed November 28, 2006 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. Sean Bell was killed and two friends wounded when New York City police fired 50 shots at them outside a strip club after Bell's bachelor party. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

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Police say an off-duty NYPD officer was drunk behind the wheel during a crash that killed him and a colleague last month.

A toxicology report shows Kim Hoyoung's blood alcohol level was 0.16, twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Officer Edwin Paulino also was killed in the May 16 crash on the northbound Bronx River Parkway at East 233rd Street. He was not drunk; his blood alcohol level was 0.02.

Four other passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

On the same day, another NYPD officer was gravely injured in Brooklyn. He was accidentally hit by a motorcycle while he was chasing car theft suspects. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday that officer is slowly recovering.
 

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