Detective shoots partner, drives ‘drunk’ to hospital
A Brooklyn detective got blitzed on his way to a robbery investigation Thursday and drunkenly shot his partner in the hand while showing him his old-school six-shooter, police sources said.Now, I hate to draw a lot of conclusions based on a story in the NY Post. I'm CERTAINLY hoping there's more to this story than what's written here, because otherwise you have a couple of foolish police officers drinking on the job and playing with guns.
With blood all over the front seat, Detective Jay Poggi, a 31-year veteran, drove Matt Sullivan to the hospital despite a blood-alcohol level that allegedly was above the legal limit, the sources said.
A BAC of 0.113 isn't really that high - could have been a large mixed drink, or perhaps a few beers consumed in rapid succession. Driving at that point is bad, don't get me wrong, but there have been many cases in great excess of the number of lawsuits.
But what in the blue blazes possessing Barney Fife to screw around with a loaded gun?
That is all.