Brickbat: Reckless Driving


New Haven, Connecticut, police officer Robert Ferraro has been placed on administrative leave after being charged in Las Vegas with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance resulting in death. Ferraro was driving a Rolls-Royce Cullinan with three other officers and two women as passengers. The vehicle left the roadway, crashing into a vehicle in a private driveway, and then collided with "utility poles, landscaping and a fire hydrant." A Las Vegas police department report said Ferraro appeared to be impaired when officers arrived. One of the other officers, Joshua Castellano, was taken to a hospital, where he later died.