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Off-Duty Philly Traffic Officer Arrested for DUI in Three-Car Crash

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer Weighs In

An off-duty traffic officer was recently arrested for DUI and a host of other charges stemming from a three-car accident that sent two children to the hospital, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia. The 23-year veteran traffic officer reportedly rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light at 49th Street and Woodland Avenue in southwest Philadelphia during the late evening hours. The force of the collision caused the stopped vehicle to rear-end the vehicle in front of it, as well. Following the crash, the officer reportedly flashed his badge to the accident victims, identified himself as a police officer, and ordered the victims to pull over.

The driver of the vehicle that was hit by the officer told the media that the officer smelled of alcohol at the time of the accident. His two grandchildren were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash, and were sent to a local children’s hospital to be checked out.… Read More