NEW YORK - An NYPD detective who survived a shootout while vacationing in Florida last year has been arrested for allegedly resisting arrest after being pulled over for DWI in Manhattan.
Police say Harold Thomas was arraigned Monday on assault and resisting arrest charges. The DWI charge was dropped.
The incident occurred Monday in Washington Heights.
Thomas' lawyer said his client identified himself as a police officer. He said he was confident charges against him would be dropped.
Thomas is a 28-year veteran of the police force. He was freed without bail.
In July of 2011, Thomas was shot during an early-morning robbery at the 1233 Lofts at 12th Street and Collins Avenue, according to Detective Joseph Cusanelli who traveled to visit Thomas in the hospital after the shooting.
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