Two members of the NYPD — one in a high-ranking post and the other a just a rookie — were busted early Sunday morning for separate incidents of drinking and driving, police said.
NYPD Sgt. William Shaleesh, 48, crashed his 2016 Hyundai into a parked car on East 34th Street near Avenue U in Brooklyn just after 12:30 a.m. Cops responded to a 911 call at the location to find the sergeant allegedly drunk, police said.
Shaleesh has more than 25 years on the force, most recently with the department’s Special Operations Division. He was suspended without pay and charged with driving while intoxicated.
It was not immediately clear if Shaleesh, a Brooklyn resident, was alone in the car at the time.
Less than two hours later, NYPD Cadet Olano Gayle, 21, was driving his 2006 Audi in the wrong direction on Grand Concourse near East 156th Street in the Bronx just before 2:30 a.m. when he rear-ended an ambulance.
But instead of pulling over following the crash, the cadet fled the scene in his car — still traveling the wrong way on Grand Concourse, police said.
Gayle, whose friends were with him at the time, was stopped by cops near East 159th Street and arrested.