Cop investigated for possible DUI

A Phil­adelphia po­lice of­ficer has been re­moved from street duty as the de­part­ment in­vest­ig­ates wheth­er she drove drunk in the Far North­east, struck sev­er­al parked cars and left the scene of the ac­ci­dent on Fri­day.

The po­lice de­part­ment re­fused to con­firm the of­ficer’s name or as­signed unit. She was ap­par­ently off duty early Fri­day when the in­cid­ent oc­curred in the 7th dis­trict, ac­cord­ing to TV sta­tion NBC10.

Cit­ing an­onym­ous “law en­force­ment sources,” the sta­tion re­por­ted that wit­nesses saw a private vehicle strike mul­tiple parked cars. When the strik­ing car kept go­ing, wit­nesses con­tac­ted on-duty po­lice, who con­duc­ted a car-stop. NBC10 re­por­ted that on-duty po­lice ar­res­ted the driver sus­pect­ing that she was drunk. The sta­tion broad­cast the off-duty of­ficer’s al­leged mug shot and pos­ted it on the Web.

The po­lice de­part­ment’s Me­dia Re­la­tions Unit re­vealed in a prin­ted state­ment that “an of­ficer was placed in cus­tody as a res­ult of DUI.” The state­ment ad­ded that, “The of­ficer has been taken off the street and re­lieved of po­lice powers pending the out­come of the case.”

City court re­cords have no list­ing of a crim­in­al case in­volving the wo­man iden­ti­fied by NBC10 as the DUI sus­pect. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted res­ult­ing from the in­cid­ent. ••

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