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Cops: Drunk driver who killed cop was at T.G.I. Friday's

The man accused of killing a cop while driving the wrong way on I-95 early Sunday morning was drinking beer and vodka at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant prior to the crash, according to police.

Cops: Drunk driver who killed cop was at T.G.I. Friday's

The man accused of killing a cop while driving the wrong way on I-95 early Sunday morning was drinking beer and vodka at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant prior to the crash, according to police.

John Leck Jr. remains hospitalized in stable condition with injuries he suffered during the crash that killed veteran Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo around 3:15 a.m. near the Cottman Avenue exit of I-95.

According to police, Leck's last known location before the crash was at the T.G.I. Friday's on Street Road in Bensalem. There, he ordered three 22-ounce Coors Lights, one 14-ounce Coors Light, two Three Olives vodka drinks and a pretzel appetizer, police said.

However, Leck paid his bill there at 1:16 a.m., nearly two hours before the crash. Police said it's not immediately clear what occurred or where Leck was in between the time he paid his Friday's bill and the time of the crash.  

Leck, 47, a debt collector from Levittown, Bucks County, is facing charges of of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, third-degree murder and related offenses. Police said they will release Leck's mug shot once he has been released from the hospital.  

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