Court documents have shown that an officer with the Pittsburgh police department was arrested early Monday morning after being involved in a crash in the West End, following the Super Bowl telecast Sunday evening. The crash occurred while the officer was off-duty, and resulted in the four-year veteran from Westwood being charged with two counts of drunken driving and one count of careless driving.
According to the off-duty officer, he was driving his Ford pickup truck on South Main Street in the West End when he lost control of the vehicle. His fellow officers said in their report that the truck crashed into an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle suffered a concussion but no other injuries were reported. The incident occurred just after 3am Monday morning. The officer was given two subsequent breathalyzer tests, upon which he registered blood-alcohol levels of 0.195 and 0.199 respectively.
The officer has no record of previous DUI or DWI arrests. Regina McDonald, Pittsburgh Police Acting Chief, said in a recent statement that the officer has since been assigned to the department’s warrant office doing various administrative duties while the investigation is being conducted. It is unknown at this time whether or not the driver of the other vehicle will press charges or bring litigation against the officer. As of yet there have been no witnesses questioned and no one has come forward claiming to have been a witness to the incident. The Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations is conducting the investigation.
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