From the Daily News:
As Nathaniel Chambers was arraigned, prosecutors said the Department of Homeless Services driver was visibly blitzed when he was stopped on the Triborough Bridge on Friday.
Thank you, Daily News, for calling the bridge by its real name.
As the Daily News reported, Chambers was on his way to pick up Commissioner Robert Hess to take him to City Hall for the inauguration.
Why does the Commissioner of Homeless Services have a driver?
Hess has worked for the agency for nine years - and he was employed there when he was busted for DWI in 2003 and paid a $750 fine.
Homeless Services spokeswoman Linda Bazerjian couldn't explain how someone with a DWI conviction could be employed as a driver.
Chambers refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the scene, but cops held the device in front of his mouth when he spoke and it registered a blood-alcohol content of .089 - just above the legal limit.
If the suspect refuses the test and the police try to take it anyway without his consent, it's most likely going to get tossed in court.