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Off-duty MTA bus driver accused of drunkenly plowing car into Brooklyn cop

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An off-duty city bus driver is accused of drunkenly slamming her car into a Brooklyn cop early Friday, officials said.

Raquel James, 27, was driving past Winthrop St. and Rockaway Parkway in East Flatbush when she weaved into the police officer’s path about 3:15 a.m.

The cop, who was investigating a report of gunfire from the NYPD’s ShotSpotter system, was knocked onto James’ hood when he was struck, spraining his wrist, police sources said.

James remained at the scene, officials said. She was charged with drunk driving, reckless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian and vehicular assault.

Her arraignment was pending Friday. She made about $63,000 last year as an MTA bus driver, according to public records.

The cop’s injuries were minor, officials said.

The report of gunfire was ultimately determined to be unfounded, officials said.

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