Friday, November 27, 2015

Philadelphia cop charged with DUI after crash

Philadelphia police Officer Joseph Kelly is facing DUI charges after he was involved in a traffic crash.
Philadelphia police Officer Joseph Kelly is facing DUI charges after he was involved in a traffic crash.

A Philadelphia police officer is facing drunk-driving charges after a Monday night crash.

Philadelphia police said 53-year-old Officer Joseph Kelly was in an accident with another vehicle on the 4900 block of Woodland Avenue at about 9:20 p.m.

He appeared impaired at the scene and was detained for a breathalyzer test, which showed his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, police said. Authorities didn't disclose his blood alcohol level.

He is charged with driving under the influence.

The 23-year veteran is assigned to the traffic unit and will be assigned to administrative duty pending further investigation.

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

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