According to a January 4, 2010 Journal News report of Richard Liebson, another Westchester Police Officer was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) on Thursday, January 3, 2010 after crashing into a tractor-trailer on 287.
37-year-old officer, Joe Zepeda, was driving his 2007 Nissan early Thursday morning with fellow officer Kurt Maddox in the passenger seat. At around 5 am, Zepeda hit the back of a tractor-trailer near exit 6 on 287. Zepeda suffered a minor head abrasion and was not taken to the hospital. However, Maddox was treated at Westchester Medical Center for a broken ankle after the accident. The unnamed truck driver was also treated at Westchester Medical Center for neck and back pain.
When police arrived on the scene, Zepeda refused a blood alcohol test, and he was charged with the misdemeanor crime. Zepeda became a cop in May of 2007 and has never faced any priory disciplinary action. He was released without bail on an appearance ticket. He is due back in court this week.