Philadelphia police officer charged with DUI after crash

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer was arrested on Monday and charged with DUI after an accident involving another vehicle.

The accident occurred around 9:20 p.m. on the 4900 block of Woodland Avenue.

Officials say 53-year-old Officer Joseph Kelly was off duty when the accident happened and was impaired at the scene. He was detained and given a breathalyzer test, the results of which showed he was over the legal limit.

Kelly was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence along with other related offenses.

Kelly, a 23-year veteran of the police department, is assigned to the Traffic Unit. He has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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