PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- An off-duty Philadelphia police officer has been charged with DUI after an accident Monday night.
The accident happened at about 9:20 p.m. in the 4900 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.READ MORE: 4 People Killed, 2 Possibly Unaccounted For In Pottstown House Explosion, Officials Say
According to authorities, 53-year-old officer Joseph Kelly was involved in an accident with another vehicle.
Authorities say Kelly was impaired at the scene of the accident and was transported to the Police Detention Unit for a breathalyzer and was found to be over the legal limit.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Suspect Behind Bars In Connection To 2021 Camden Murder Of Darnell Farrish
Kelly was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence and related offenses.
Kelly is a 23 year veteran of the force and was assigned to the Traffic Unit. He has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.MORE NEWS: Aaron Nola Pitches Shutout Ball Into 9th, Phillies Beat Braves 4-1