Philadelphia Officer Accused of DUI

download (55)A police officer with the Philadelphia police force had been accused of DUI and other related offenses while on the job last month.

According to official reports, Officer Darryl Cathey, 26, had been a six-year veteran on the Philadelphia police force for the second time since 2011.

The latest charge was from an incident on March 28th at approximately 12:05 a.m. when Cathey was parked in an illegal spot outside the 12th District police headquarters. At the time of the incident, Cathey’s police SUV had three flat tires while Cathey himself had bloodshot eyes and according to witnesses had the strong scent of alcohol on him.

Cathey was arrested and resisted arrest. A blood alcohol test at the time of his arrest indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.158.

No matter who you are, a drunken driving charge is a serious offense. If convicted, it can mean the loss of your license, higher insurance rates, and as in the case of Officer Cathey, it can mean the loss of your job as well.

If you or a loved one is facing the charge of DUI, give the Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis.  Steve Kellis has over 20 years of experience in both DUI conviction and defense in the Philadelphia area. Call us at the toll free number on your screen, or use the contact form here on our website for a free consultation and legal analysis.  We are here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.