Wrong-way cop reeked from 'very strong odor' of booze, paramedic testifies

STATEN ISLAND — As former Linden police officer Pedro Abad was being taken to a hospital after being pulled from his mangled car, the stench of alcohol filled the ambulance, a paramedic testified Monday.

Lauren Hartnett, a New York Fire Department paramedic, told the jury Abad reeked of booze — from his pores, from the bloody gashes from the horrific crash and every time she pulled a ventilator mask from his face.

“This was a very, very, very strong odor,” Hartnett told the jury.

Her testimony came on the first day of trial for Abad on numerous charges in the early morning crash …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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