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Drunk Off-duty Police Officer Sustains Injuries after Crashing into House


glass of liquor next to car key

According to WINK, an off-duty police officer crashed into a house after driving drunk in Cape Coral, Florida, early Saturday morning.

Details of Drunk Driving Wreck

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. local time at the residence located at 422 Nicholas Parkway E. Officer Emily Zyvolski, 33, crashed into the garage of the house, causing significant structural damage to the building.

Zyvolski was driving a private vehicle at the time of the crash, according to WINK. An officer since 2007, Zyvolski had a blood-alcohol level of .253, which is more than three times the legal limit. She sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and is currently in fair condition at a local hospital.

According to WINK, Zyvolski will be placed on administrative leave as the investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending the results of the criminal investigation. The owner of the residence says speeding is an issue on Nicholas Parkway near her home.

Information on Alcohol-impaired Driving

The following information regarding impaired driving is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2014, 9,967 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities decreased by 1.4 percent from 2013 to 2014.
  • Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities have accounted for 30 to 32 percent of all crash fatalities since 1995.
  • Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014 (CDC).

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