Jamillah Blair, 30, the woman arrested for DWI in March 2010 after fleeing the scene of a collision on the Hutchison River Parkway, has been “unexpectedly resigned” by the New Rochelle Police Department. The City of New Rochelle has not responded to a request for comment.
Shortly after the incident, Blair plead guilty to DWI leaving the scene of an accident, both misdemeanors, and was was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge. She was fined $600 and her license was revoked, said Westchester County District Attorney spokesman Lucian Chalfen.
At the time of the incident, Westchester County Police spokesman Kieran O’Leary, officers responded in the early morning of March 2nd, 2010 to a report of a head-on collision on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Wolfs Lane in Pelham. A motorist driving north in a 2010 Chevy sedan collided with a 2004 Cadillac SRX sports utility vehicle 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 and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident.
The driver of the Chevy sedan was taken to Jacobi Hospital, was treated and released.
Blair was suspended again in July, 2011 and a hearing date was scheduled for August: New Rochelle Police Officer Jamillah Blair Again Suspended With Pay, Dismissal Looms for DWI Cop. By resigning Blair avoid a likely termination by the New Rochelle Police Department, sources tell Talk of the Sound.
Blair is the granddaughter of Napoleon Holmes, former president of the NAACP New Rochelle Branch.