Oct. 18, 2016 Staff Report
An off-duty police officer was arrested Sunday for driving while impaired and parking on top of the LIRR tracks in Long Island City.
Hitesh Arora, 39, of the 73rd Precinct in Brooklyn was found with his car parked on the railroad tracks near Borden Avenue on Sunday, according to police.
Police said that they received a 911 call regarding the car parked on the tracks around 10 p.m., and found Arora seemingly intoxicated upon arrival, though he refused to take a breathalyzer test.
He was taken in to custody and charged with his first offense of driving while intoxicated, obstructing a highway railroad crossing, and a refusal to take a breath test.
He has been suspended from his duties as a police officer since his arrest.