Perjury Charges in Manhattan DWI Case

Two men originally involved in a drunken-driving trial in Manhattan are now facing multiple felony charges for perjury as well as conspiracy. District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says Leonel Polanco-Colon and Luis D. Nunez fabricated a story and lied under oath.

Polanco-Colon was arrested for DWI in 2011 after being found intoxicated in a parked, running car on West 14th Street in Manhattan. Polanco-Colon testified that he had only been in the car to charge his phone. He said Nunez was his designated driver.

According to the indictment announced Monday, the two were not together at the time. The indictment claims that the two met secretly during the trial to corroborate their false testimonies.