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Unmarked Car? Not After This Bowery Fender Bender - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Unmarked Car? Not After This Bowery Fender Bender


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IMG_0180Stephen Rex Brown The unmarked police car and the van in the background.
IMG_0181Stephen Rex Brown Deputy Inspector John Cappelmann speaks with the driver, who eventually decided against going to the hospital.

We already knew traffic on the Bowery was a nightmare, but a van driver found out the hard way this afternoon, after rear-ending an unmarked police car at East Fourth Street. Awkward!

The commanding officer of the Ninth, Deputy Inspector John Cappelmann, made a star appearance at the scene of the fender-bender at around 4:30 p.m. He said the officer driving the car, who works at the Police Academy, considered going to the hospital, but then decided against it.

The passengers in the van were fine, and no damage was evident to either vehicle.