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New Rochelle Police Officer Indicted In Fatal DWI Crash

Harry Kyreakedes
Harry Kyreakedes Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  A New Rochelle police officer who was off-duty when he crashed his vehicle, resulting in the death of his best friend in January, has been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree felony vehicular manslaughter.

The grand jury recently voted to indict Harry Kyreakedes 27, who is accused of driving drunk at nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash, said Robert Wolf, spokesman for the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.

His passenger, Isaac Ward, 27, was killed in the crash around 3 a.m. on Jan. 2 in White Plains, police said.

He had been charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, aggravated DWI and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated , court records show.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Thursday, Wolf said.

The crash occurred when Kyreakedes was driving his Jeep Cherokee on Mamaroneck Avenue and slammed into a tree near Rutherford Avenue, police said.

His blood alcohol content was 0.23 percent, nearly three times the limit at the time of the crash, White Plains Police said.

Kyreakesdes and Ward, who grew up together on Beacon Hill Drive, graduated together from Dobbs Ferry High School in 2007.

He was hired by the New Rochelle Police Department in July 2015. Kyreakesdes is currently on leave.

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