HEMPSTEAD - ? Opening statements began today in the trial of a Hempstead public safety officer accused of driving drunk and killing a man.

Police say surveillance video shows Robert Core plowing into Eddie Cotto while driving his town public safety car last July in front of Nassau University Medical Center.

Investigators say his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he struck the Hempstead man crossing Hempstead Turnpike last summer.

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