Philly cop charged with driving drunk

A veteran Philadelphia police officer was charged with driving while under the influence Monday night in Kingsessing.

Joseph Kelly, 53, was off duty when he was involved in a car crash on Woodland Avenue near 49th Street about 9:20 p.m., police said.

Officer Joseph Kelly

Kelly, a 23-year veteran of the force, appeared to be impaired at the scene, police said. He was taken to the Police Detention Unit and given a breathalyzer test, which allegedly showed his alcohol level to be over the legal limit.

Police said Kelly will be on desk duty while an investigation is conducted.

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