A Brooklyn man arrested for driving whereas intoxicated died in police custody, the NYPD mentioned Saturday.
The division’s Power Investigation Division is now probing the loss of life of 65-year-old John Grieco.
On Thursday at 10 p.m. police responded to a 911 name of a reckless driver within the neighborhood of Bay 14 Road and Cropsey Avenue in Tub Seashore, and arrested Grieco for DWI, cops mentioned.
Grieco was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, the place he was examined and handled, authorities mentioned. After being discharged from the hospital round 1:30 a.m. Friday, Grieco was dropped at the 62nd Precinct station home on Tub Avenue to “proceed the arrest processing,” police mentioned.
At about 5 p.m., police noticed Grieco “mendacity unconscious and unresponsive contained in the precinct’s holding cell, with no apparent indicators of trauma noticed.”
Police referred to as EMS, and officers tried to revive Grieco within the meantime.
Grieco was taken to NYC Heath and Hospitals/Coney Island, the place he was pronounced lifeless shortly after 5:30 p.m. The town Medical Examiner will decide the reason for loss of life, the NYPD mentioned, including the investigation is ongoing.
A police supply advised The Put up that Grieco “blew a .253” blood alcohol content material in a Breathalyzer take a look at, properly above the authorized restrict for driving of .08.