Rikers correction officer charged with DWI after hitting parked cars in Queens: police

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 21:11:54-04

RIDGEWOOD, Queens — An off-duty Rikers Island correction officer was arrested early Sunday morning after hitting multiple parked vehicles in Queens with his vehicle, leaving the scene, and later showing signs of having ingested alcohol, police said.

According to authorities, 25-year-old Bruce Rojas struck several parked vehicles, and one occupied vehicle, around 4 a.m. Sunday near Stockholm Street and Onderdonk Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. There were no injuries reported, police said.

Rojas was arrested around 6 a.m. in the confines of the 104th Precinct in Queens, according to police, and is expected to be charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated), leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

Rojas has been a correction officer with the city since January 2018.