NYPD officer charged with beating woman in 2014, arrested again for drunk driving: police

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HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan – An NYPD officer accused of breaking into a woman’s Bronx apartment and brutally beating her in a drunk binge was arrested again, this time for driving while intoxicated early Sunday, police said.

Eugene Donnelly, 29, who was off-duty at the time of his arrest, was caught after crashing into three parked cars in Hamilton Heights before 2 a.m., the NYPD said. Responders had to help him out of the car following the rollover crash, according to police.

A witness at the scene captured the commotion in the aftermath on video.

Photo shows damage vehicle sustained after NYPD Officer Eugene Donnelly allegedly drove into the car while intoxicated. (PIX11 News/Anthony DiLorenzo)

The officer was not injured in the collision.  He faces DWI and DWAI charges, in addition to being suspended without pay, according to police.

Donnelly made headlines in June of 2014 when he was indicted for misdemeanor assault and burglary after receiving the Police Combat Cross – one of the NYPD’s highest honors. He received the medal after taking down suspect who fired at him while he was off-duty in 2012.

Court records show his next court appearance regarding the assault case will be on June 21, more than two years following the incident.

Additional reporting by PIX11 reporter Anthony DiLorenzo and Associated Press. 

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