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.