An FDNY pension bigwig was not toting cocaine, as cops first believed, when he was busted for drunken driving in Midtown, his lawyer said.
Steve Cassidy was cuffed after he lost control of his city-owned car, rolled onto the sidewalk and slammed into a dumpster on Seventh Ave. near W. 30th St. near Madison Square Garden May 9. He was charged with DWI and cocaine possession.
Cops said that in addition to being clearly intoxicated they found a powder they believed to be cocaine in a yellow envelope in his wallet.
But tests determined that it was legal medication, according to a letter written by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
“It was not a controlled substance,” said Cassidy’s lawyer James Kilduff. “We anticipate that the criminal drug possession charge will be dismissed.”
Cassidy narrowly missed two pedestrians, but no one was hurt. He briefly tried to flee the scene but passersby held him for cops.
Cassidy yelled he wanted to punch someone in the face, refused to take a breathalyzer and pretended to be a fire marshal, prosecutors said.