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Fox 5 TV Newsman Arrested After Traffic Accident

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Mike Sheehan, Fox 5 TV Newsman and former cop, was arrested when he refused a Breathalyzer test following a traffic accident that involved his vehicle and an NYPD officer on a horse.

The Monday night accident happened on North Moore Street at Varick Street in Manhattan.

Sheehan, 60, was arraigned Tuesday and charged with reckless endangerment and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and impaired.

Through his lawyer, Sheehan denies the allegations and contends the horse ran into his vehicle.

The horse reportedly ran from the scene, but was found a block away with cuts and bruises to his chest and right leg. The officer was taken to the hospital with a leg injury, according to the New York Post.

Sheehan was released on his own recognizance today pending a hearing. His next court date is May 19.

According to a Fox 5 spokeswoman, "management is aware of the matter and reviewing it."

Sheehan has been a reporter at Fox 5 since 1993.