Wrong-way driver arraigned on manslaughter charges in death of NYPD detective


man has been indicted on manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter charges
in connection with the death of an NYPD detective who was driving home
from work.

Efren Moreano, 20, was also arraigned on Tuesday on charges of reckless
endangerment, three counts of vehicular manslaughter, three counts of
DWI and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

At 3:45 a.m. on February 27, Moreano drove northbound onto the southbound
Jackson Avenue exit of the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh and got
on the highway in the wrong direction striking the vehicle driven by the
victim, Paul Duncan, 46, of Hartsdale, head on, killing him.
Investigation revealed that Moreano was traveling at about 100 miles per
hour at the time of the crash.

Toxicology results show that Moreano had a blood-alcohol level of .16
along with marijuana in his system at the time of the collision.
He was arrested at a hospital and later remanded to the Westchester County
Jail without bail.


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