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A Pittsburgh police officer, 30, faces DUI charges including two counts of driving under the influence and one count of careless driving.
Police reports say officers were called to South Main Street in the West End just after 3 a.m. on February 3rd to look into a two-car collision. The driver of the struck car complained of a headache and was later found to have a concussion, according to police.
Reports also say the officer who allegedly caused the crash smelled strongly of alcohol and had ‘”bloodshot glassy eyes”. He claimed to have lost control of his car on the on-ramp. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, he complied and failed. Breath tests registered his blood alcohol content at 0.195 and 0.199, more than twice the legal limit for operating a vehicle.
Police spokespersons say the officer remains on the force, but have been relegated to support services. His attorney remained unavailable for comment.
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