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.