06 January 2021
Major Douglas A. Larkin
Troop NYC Commander
(212) 459-7802


Queens, New York – On January 3, 2021 at approximately 9:55 p.m., Troopers from SP Wards Island arrested Mario Mellado, age 57, of Bronx, New York, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – an unclassified misdemeanor.


The Troopers responded to the scene of an automobile collision where a white 2017 Toyota Camry, operated by Mellado, crashed into a State Police patrol vehicle on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. As a result, two Troopers were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, and Mellado was arrested because the investigation into the incident found him to be impaired by alcohol.


Mellado was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree – a class A misdemeanor. He was remanded to Queens Central Booking pending arraignment.


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