Drunk NYPD Officer Accidentally Shot His Partner

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On Wednesday night, 57-year-old detective Jay Poggi and his partner, both of the 75th Precinct, headed out to Far Rockaway to conduct a robbery investigation. The two apparently decided that they'd work more effectively after a few drinks, so, according to the New York Daily News, they made a pit stop at a restaurant. By 1:50 a.m., Poggi was driving the other cop to Jamaica Hospital, having accidentally shot him in the wrist with his .38 revolver. For some reason, Poggi's effort was rewarded with the offer of a Breathalyzer test, which he refused. While his partner was sent to surgery, Poggi ended up with a DWI and probably some departmental charges, as well. There might be a lesson in here somewhere.