Cop arrested for DUI threatened other drivers, authorities say

Officer Joseph Kelly
Officer Joseph Kelly
Posted: March 13, 2013

A Philadelphia police officer drove drunk Monday night, crashed into two cars in Southwest Philadelphia, and then threatened the occupants of the other cars, authorities said Tuesday.

Joseph Kelly, 53, a 23-year veteran assigned to the Traffic Unit, has been charged with several offenses, including driving under the influence, criminal mischief, terroristic threats, simple assault, intimidation and reckless endangerment, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The D.A.'s office and police said Kelly hit two cars on Woodland Avenue near 49th Street around 9:20 p.m. Monday and subsequently failed a Breathalyzer test. A spokeswoman for the office wouldn't specify the threats Kelly allegedly made.

Kelly was arraigned Tuesday and held on $25,000 bail for the incident, and is scheduled to appear in court again March 28.

Police said Kelly has been assigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.


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Blog: PhillyConfidential.com

 

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