Man Arrested for DUI Accident That Killed Philadelphia School Cop

Elvert Xavier Barnes PhotographyDriving under the influence carries a stigma that few other crimes can match. The punishments tend to be very harsh for what is often brief, and never repeated, lapse of judgment. Reputations can be ruined with even the allegation of drunk driving. This is why it’s so important to get discreet and skilled legal help as soon as possible when charged with DUI.

A Philadelphia School District police officer was killed in a two vehicle accident in Upper Darby. Authorities have charged the second driver with homicide by vehicle.

According to authorities, the 47-year-old officer was on his motorcycle, driving to work, when he hit a pickup truck at around 11 at night. Police claim the pickup driver was both drunk and reckless at the time.

The police superintendent in Upper Darby says the pickup driver was turning right, and turned directly into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle had no time to stop, said the superintendent.

Once they arrived, authorities pronounced the officer, a father of two, dead at the scene.

The pickup driver was arrested and charged with a large number of offenses, including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police say the pickup driver confessed to drinking margaritas before the accident.

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