Brooklyn, NY – An off duty NYPD officer is under arrest after reportedly crashing into a car on Ocean Parkway while under the influence of alcohol and hitting a witness who confronted him just moments later.
Police said that 28 year old Tanvir Ahmed was arrested on Monday at 9:26 PM within the confines of the 62 Precinct which encompasses Bensonhurst, Mapleton and Bath Beach for the incident which had taken place earlier on Ocean Parkway near the intersection of Avenue P.
Video footage taken by an unidentified motorist shows a Nissan Altima, later determined to be driven by Ahmed, driving erratically for several blocks while heading southbound on Ocean Parkway and crashing into a parked car in front of the Bnai Yosef Synagogue after making the right turn onto the service road at Avenue P.
The footage shows a white shirted Jewish man racing over to the Altima within ten seconds of the crash and opening the car’s driver side door, but Ahmed raced away from the scene, followed by the unidentified motorist whose continued filming the Altima as it sped down the service road.
When Ahmed stopped at the Quentin Road intersection, the unidentified motorist pulled in front of the Altima and blocking its path before getting out of his car. The motorist approached Ahmed, opening the driver’s side door and ordering him out of his vehicle.
As the driver noticed an NYPD placard on the Altima’s dashboard he can be heard saying in astonishment, “You’re a (obscenity) cop? Wow, you’re a (obscenity) cop? Holy (obscenity) he’s a 67 cop. Wow he’s a cop from the 67. Oh my G-d.”
According to the NYPD, Ahmed punched the unidentified motorist on the right side of his face before fleeing the scene. Police were called to the intersection and arrested Ahmed a short time later, charging him with assault, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of the accident and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.