Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested on DWI Charges

Second off-duty officer arrested this week; fifth booked on criminal charges in same time, report says

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    Richard Freund, president of LifeSafer Interlock, holds the company's breath-alcohol analyzer during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    An off-duty New York City police officer has been arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car.

    Police say Anthony Rodriguez was suspended pending an investigation. The Daily News says he was the second off-duty officer arrested this week and the fifth booked on criminal charges in the same time.

    The NYPD says the car was seen parked in a no-standing zone near shortly before 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Police say he was asleep at the wheel, and refused a breath test but had slurred speech and his eyes were bloodshot.

    There was no address listed by police to contact the officer and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney.