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.

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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.