Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested For DUI

Photo by David von Diemar.

Photo by David von Diemar.

By Christina Carrega

An off-duty firefighter was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly drunken driving on the Long Island Expressway.

Paul Parr was seen swerving in and out of traffic around 7:45 a.m. in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler by the highway intersection of the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway, police said.

When cops stopped Parr, he allegedly had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, according to the criminal complaint.

When Parr exited the car he was unsteady on his feet, cops said.

The police officer recovered a knife from Parr’s waistband that he said he used for work, according to the criminal complaint.

At the 112th Precinct, Parr refused to take a breathalyzer. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, criminal possession of a weapon and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Queens Criminal Court Judge Bruna Dibiase released Parr on his own recognizance on Dec. 9, according to court records.

If convicted, Parr faces his license being suspended and fines.