A Pittsburgh police officer who was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of reckless driving appeared in court recently for his formal arraignment.
Officer Michael Lafferty, 30, was charged via summons pertaining to an incident that took place in the 300 block of South Main Street in the West End shortly after 3 a.m. on February 3rd where a two-vehicle accident had taken place. One of the vehicles belonged to Lafferty. The driver of the other car complained of a head pain and was later diagnosed as having a concussion after a medical examination.
Initially, Lafferty told fellow officers that he had driven his pickup truck down an on-ramp and lost control. When asked if he would perform a field sobriety test, Lafferty fully cooperated with law enforcement officers but failed the field sobriety tests. When given a blood alcohol test, Lafferty had a level of 0.199, placing him at twice the legal limit.
Currently, Officer Lafferty is still on the force but working in support services.
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