A sanitation worker was arrested yesterday after he swerved into the wrong lane on Bushwick Avenue, slamming into a sedan and sending its driver and passenger to a hospital, the Daily News reported. The seven-year garbage man, 30-year-old Sebastiano Tritto, was en route to a transfer station to dump his load when he caused the accident near Grand Street. He was given a breathalyzer test at the scene and failed, according to police.
The commenters on the tabloid’s website have been relentless, but not really because he drove drunk—because he works for sanitation, reminding us of just how unpopular that department remains in the aftermath of the blizzard.
“Ha!,” writes one. “Let’s not forget the ‘dirty drunks’ were also drunk during the blizzard. Brilliant!!!!”
While we’re not forgetting that hard fact, let’s also remember that sanitation workers also drive badly. “Most of the time”—most of the time—”these NYC Sanitation Truck Drivers are recklessly speeding around city streets & blowing Red Lights, tailgating, & creating dangerous conditions for other motorists and pedestrians,” writes another commenter.
Their poor driving skills could result from ethnicity. “All these Italians garbage people act like pigs on a roads,” opines one commenter.
Of course, his reckless behavior is also a matter of entitlement. “Typical union city emploee [sic],” writes one. More like archetypal! One commenter puts that sweet union gig in perspective: “What an idiot!! A job that will pay him about 100k, with overtime, has just been tossed away. Good luck with your security guard job.” May we also wish good luck to the victims, who are in stable condition.