NYC Garbage Man Continues in Grand Traditions of Drinking, Driving Badly


Oops! In things that are not good in a way that makes taxpayers angry, a Sanitation worker was arrested for drunk driving after smashing his garbage truck into a Hyundai Elantra on Bushwick Avenue at Grand Street, reports the Daily News. Sebastiano Tritto, a driver of 7 years, was given a Breathalyzer and failed. The driver and passenger of the car were taken to hospitals and are, luckily, in stable condition.

As the L Magazine points out, Daily News commenters have piled on Tritto, mostly because he’s a Sanitation worker, not known for good driving (or snowplowing) in the first place. Despite those cushy, salaried garbage gigs.

Well, at least they weren’t drunk. Or were they?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 20, 2011

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