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Off-Duty Cop “Taken Into Custody for DWI” After Bronx Pedestrian Death

1:34 PM EDT on October 30, 2009

bxgrab.jpgImage: WABC

Minutes after posting the latest installment of The Weekly Carnage, we came across the story of another NYPD-involved pedestrian fatality, this time an elderly woman, killed by an off-duty cop this morning in the Bronx. The Daily News reports:

Kevin Spellman, a 22-year department veteran, was taken into custody after the deadly 6:30 a.m. accident at W. 232nd St. and Kingsbridge Ave., police said.

Spellman, 42, was driving south when his 2009 Chevrolet Impala slammed into the unidentified woman. She was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Like Andrew Kelly, the officer who killed Brooklyn pedestrian Vionique Valnord four weeks ago, Spellman reportedly refused a Breathalyzer test. The News says Spellman "was not immediately charged," though NY1 says he was "taken into custody for DWI." WABC says there may have been two victims.

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