By Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 3 that lab tests now indicate the blood alcohol level of an alleged drunk driver accused of killing Officer Brian Lorenzo early Sunday morning was more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit.
Sources indicate the accused drunk driver, John Leck Jr., had a blood alcohol level of .218. A reading of .08 is required for a driver to be considered legally intoxicated.READ MORE: Amazon Looking To Hire 3,900 Workers Throughout Delaware Valley Ahead Of Holiday Rush
Police claim Leck drove up the Cottman Avenue off-ramp the wrong way, heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-95, before plowing head-on into the motorcycle operated by Officer Lorenzo, who was heading home from work.
The 23 year veteran and father of three was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Colin Powell's Death From COVID-19 Highlights Risks Millions Of Americans Still Face
Leck, who is charged with murder and homicide by vehicle DUI, remains hospitalized after being held without bail at a bedside arraignment.
There will be a viewing for Officer Lorenzo Thursday evening and tomorrow morning prior to the funeral Mass.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 16-Year-Old Student Shot In Head Near Lincoln High School, Philadelphia Police Say