Cop arrested on Staten Island after early morning accident

Cop arrested on Staten Island after early morning accident
An NYPD police officer was awaiting arraignment Sunday night after being arrested for drunk driving and refusing to take a ...

An NYPD police officer was awaiting arraignment Sunday night after being arrested for drunk driving and refusing to take a …

A pedestrian battles the snow and wind on the Upper West Side. (Jan. 3, 2014)
A pedestrian battles the snow and wind on the Upper West Side. (Jan. 3, 2014) Photo Credit: Instagram user @digenger

An NYPD police officer was awaiting arraignment Sunday night after being arrested for drunk driving and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

Leif Tjornhom, 28, a six-year veteran of the force, was the driver in a motor vehicle accident at Sanders Street and Forest Avenue in Graniteville, Staten Island shortly before 5 a.m. but refused to obey an order to take a breathalyzer and was placed into custody, said a police spokeswoman, who was not able to provide details about the crash. Attorney information for Tjornhom, who was suspended without pay, was unavailable.

Sheila Anne Feeney