Former NYPD Detective Guilty Of Drunkenly Running Over Bronx Grandmother In Cop Car

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A former NYPD detective -- whose BAC was more than three times the legal limit when he plowed into a Bronx grandmother with a cop car -- was convicted of manslaughter yesterday.

Former Detective Kevin Spellman, however, beat the rap on the most serious charges against him (aggravated vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular manslaughter) in the death of 66-year-old Drane Nikac, who was struck by the tipsy former detective on October 30, 2009, as she was walking near the intersection of West 232nd St. and Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx.

Following the accident, Spellman refused a breathalyzer test, and his BAC wasn't tested until five hours after he slammed into the Bronx grandmother while driving erratically in his NYPD-owned Chevy Impala.

At trial, Spellman's attorneys argued that the blood evidence against him had been contaminated, which may have swayed jurors to cut him a break on the more serious charges.

Blood evidence aside, witnesses told jurors that the traffic light was red when Spellman went barreling through the intersection, hitting Nikac, and that empty beer cans were found in his vehicle.

Spellman, a 22-year NYPD veteran, retired after killing Nikac. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced on February 15, 2013.
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SamPappySpiderman
SamPappySpiderman

My bullet's the same one.  Drinking will make me a weapon owner in published noteriety.

thenemo1
thenemo1

These incidents with police especially N.Y.C. & L.I.and family members(recently  4 to5 dead from van with mom blasted on 1.75 litr bottle vodka alcohol and marijuana show the lack of caliber of our civil servants. Killing an oncoming vehicle head on.

My Dad was a bus driver for 30 plus years and never was under the influence of alcohol.

He even won the yearly award for incident free driving year after year. 

One day a drunk taxi cab driver drove right onto the passenger side of his bus, where in the front end of the taxi was on top yes on top of the bus. 

It was even on the front page of transit magazine for that month.

Luckily it was a dry run back to the terminal   after a mechanic had repaired the bus and no passengers were within the bus.

I despise drunk-in drivers.

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