New Rochelle Police Officer Jamillah Blair has once again been suspended with pay by the New Rochelle Police Department, sources say. This time may be the last time. Sources tell Talk of the Sound that suspension with pay is often a preliminary to termination.
Blair, 31, was arrested by Westchester County Police in March 2010 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. Both misdemeanors. Talk of the Sound was the first to report the news of Blair’s arrest:
According to Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O’Leary, officers responded to a report of a head-on collision on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Wolfs Lane in Pelham at 3:13 a.m. A motorist who was driving north in a 2010 Chevy sedan collided with a 2004 Cadillac SRX sports utility vehicle (pictured above) that was stopped in the road way and facing the wrong way. Blair allegedly exited her vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Westchester County Police put out an APB to police departments in and around Pelham to be on the lookout for the driver of the vehicle. County police responded to the home of the vehicle’s registered owner and determined that the car was being operated by a family member who was a police officer. Blair was arrested in New Rochelle about an hour after the accident occurred.
Blair has had a history of problems involving the police.
UPDATE: The Journal News picked up on our article about Jamillah Blair, New Rochelle police officer convicted of DWI faces departmental hearings
Police Commissioner Carroll confirmed that there will be a departmental hearing in August.
Westchester County District Attorney spokesman Lucian Chalfen said Blair plead guilty to DWI leaving the scene of an accident, both misdemeanors, and was was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and fined $600. Her license was revoked.