Officer Kevin Freibott is Arrested Jan 24, 2007 13:38:25 GMT -5
Post by WaTcHeR on Jan 24, 2007 13:38:25 GMT -5
01.24.2007 - JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- An off-duty Jersey City police officer involved in a motor vehicle accident that critically injured a woman and her 2-year-old child has been arrested for drunken driving, police said Wednesday.
Authorities charged Officer Kevin Freibott with drunken driving following the accident. The accident, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, left Ruth Zelaya and her son critically injured.
The woman was admitted to the intensive care unit of Jersey City Medical Center. The child was being treated at University Hospital in Newark.
The accident was being investigated by police department's accident investigation and internal affairs units and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, said Jersey City police spokesman Lt. Edgar Martinez.
Police Chief Thomas Comey scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference to discuss the case.
The accident Tuesday was not the first time Freibott has been in trouble over a traffic accident.
He was fired from the Middletown Township Police Department in 2001 after a minor accident outside an Atlantic Highlands tavern for failure to have a valid driver's license, but the state Merit System Board later ordered him reinstated.