Police arrest drunk, off-duty MTA employee after crash

Posted: 4:07 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 16:07:13-04

An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested late Monday, police said. (Thinkstock)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Police arrested a drunk, off-duty MTA bus driver Monday night, police said.

Dwayne Steward, 35, crashed his Kia Sorento into the driver’s side of a parked car at Herkimer Street and Schenectady Avenue around 9 p.m. on Monday, according to court documents. The parked car was totaled.

Steward, who was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, had slurred speech, an unsteady gait and red, watery eyes, according to court documents. Steward registered .14 on a blood alcohol test. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and released on his own recognizance.

Steward has been a bus operator for five years, an MTA spokesperson said. No disciplinary action has been taken pending an investigation.