Drunk Public Safety Officer Kills Pedestrian on Long Island: Cops

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    A Long Island public safety officer is charged with fatally striking a pedestrian while driving drunk in a Town of Hempstead patrol car.

    Nassau County police say Robert Core was on duty at the time of the accident late Thursday in East Meadow.

    Public Safety Officer Charged With DWI, Manslaughter

    [NY] Public Safety Officer Charged With DWI, Manslaughter
    A Town of Hempstead public safety officer pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after allegedly killing a pedestrian he struck with his patrol vehicle (Published Friday, July 15, 2011)

    After striking the victim, a 50-year-old man, he traveled 150 feet with the victim on his hood, police say.

    Core was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and with driving while intoxicated.

    The accident occurred on Hempstead Turnpike, in front of the Nassau University Medical Center. The victim died there a short time later.

    Core also was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

    The name of his attorney was not immediately available.