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FDNY firefighter arrested for DWI, fleeing crash scene

Omar Juarez-Rivera crashed a vehicle in to a bush at the intersection, injuring one person, then fled the scene

Kyle Lawson
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- Police arrested a city firefighter Sunday following a crash in Port Richmond that resulted in damaged property and at least one person hospitalized.

Omar Juarez-Rivera, 27, faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, according to a written statement from the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information’s office.

A law enforcement source told the Advance Juarez-Riviera crashed a vehicle in to a bush at the intersection of Post and Decker avenues at about 3:50 a.m., then fled the scene.

Police initially responded to a report of multiple injuries, though an FDNY spokesman said only one patient needed to be transported to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton.


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