There are certain professions in which it is particularly bad to be accused of a crime. While any kind of criminal charge is potentially dangerous, to be in law enforcement and charged with a crime is difficult. The assumption in New York City is that police officers enforce the law and should not be breaking it, so even a situation in which it looks like their could potentially be a violation of the law, the police force is likely to take hasty action against their colleagues.
It was likely no different for a Brooklyn officer late last month when he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The officer refused a Breathalyzer test, which likely means that his driver's license was suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Now, he faces charges of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident. It is also possible that he has been suspended from the police force.