On-Duty NYPD Officer Arrested for DWI After Fundraiser for Slain Cop

The officer had just left an event for the family of Officer Peter Figoski.

By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:24 AM EDT
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On-Duty NYPD Officer Accused of DWI

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An on-duty NYPD officer who crashed his car after leaving a fundraiser for the family of a slain colleague has been accused of driving while intoxicated.

Police say Officer Christopher Morris, 31, was arrested just after 4 a.m. Tuesday while on duty in East New York. 

According to sources, he had been at the Lindenwood Diner in Brooklyn for a fundraiser to help the family of Officer Peter Figoski, who was fatally gunned down while responding to a burglary call in December.

Sources say Morris was driving a police cruiser when he hit a pole that struck a civilian vehicle. That person called the precinct and a supervisor arrived.

Morris was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test.

Information on his attorney wasn't immediately available.
 

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