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Sources: Off-Duty Cop Had BAC Level Of .21

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Law enforcement sources say the off-duty police officer accused of a DWI that killed a Bronx woman had a blood alcohol level of .21.

That's two and a half times the legal limit.

Kevin Spellman, 42, is charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.

It took police more than five hours to draw his blood after he refused a Breathalyzer test after the crash, which happened Friday morning on Kingsbridge Avenue.

Meanwhile, a viewing was held Monday for the victim, Drana Nikac, 67.

Her body will now be flown to Albania for burial.


In the wake of this and another recent deadly accident involving a police officer, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is ordering an investigation into city procedure involving drug and alcohol tests.

Currently, the law requires police to obtain a warrant for a mandatory test which can take hours.

"We are going to look at that process to see if it can be accelerated for all DWI with serious injury arrests. And that's ongoing now. We met. The first committee meeting was this morning and hopefully we'll have some results in the near term," Kelly said.

This is the second time in recent weeks a city police officer has been accused of killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

Officer Andrew Kelly faces similar charges in a deadly accident in Brooklyn.

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