NYPD detective hit an 82-year-old woman and drove away: Prosecutors
An off-duty NYPD detective was charged Tuesday with hitting an 82-year-old woman with his SUV and driving off last weekend.
Prosecutors said a witness watched Det. Michael Fantrol, 42, drive through "a steady red traffic light" and hit Doris Gadpaille just after 10 p.m. last Sunday in Queens, according to a criminal complaint. The witness followed Fantrol home and took down his license plate information.
The accident left Gadpaille with a fractured face, a bruised hip and cuts to her head and hand, the complaint said.
Fantrol was arrested Tuesday morning, police said, and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He did not enter a plea Tuesday, and bail was set at $2,500. It wasn’t clear whether he posted bail Tuesday night.
James Moschella, Fantrol’s lawyer, did not return a call for comment Tuesday night. A police spokesman did not comment on the case, but said that Fantrol was suspended without pay.
If convicted, Fantrol faces up to four years in jail, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.