A New York City Police Department (NYPD) captain was apprehended after being found unconscious and intoxicated while sitting behind the wheel of an NYPD vehicle at a stoplight in Manhattan during the early hours of Friday morning.
The arrested individual is Capt. Jared Badillo, aged 39, who serves as the captain of the NYPD's 69th Precinct in Brooklyn. According to both police reports and anonymous sources within law enforcement cited by the New York Daily News, he was discovered asleep inside a police car stationed on East 14th Street in the East Village at approximately 1:48 a.m.
Upon inspection, officers allegedly located a partially empty bottle of vodka in the back seat of the vehicle.
According to undisclosed sources mentioned in the Daily News report, Badillo's blood alcohol content (BAC) measured .182, significantly higher than the legal limit of .08 for operating a vehicle.
When approached for comment, the NYPD confirmed Badillo's arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) to 1010 WINS but declined to provide further information regarding the specific circumstances of the incident.
Typically, the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information (DCPI), responsible for disseminating details to the press, includes comprehensive accounts of events leading to an arrest in crime reports. However, in this case, the DCPI claimed to lack access to the arrest report, which would contain the pertinent information, citing its internal nature as the probable reason for restricted access.
In April, Badillo assumed the role of commanding officer for the 69th precinct. He earned a salary of $178,000 last year.
Following the arrest, the NYPD suspended Badillo without pay pending further investigation into the matter.