Philly Police Officer Charged in DUI Hit-and-Run: Sources

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    A Philadelphia Police officer is behind bars after she allegedly struck several parked cars and then fled the scene while driving under the influence. NBC10's Monique Braxton has the details.

    A Philadelphia police officer was arrested after she allegedly struck several vehicles with her car and then fled the scene while she was under the influence.

    Law enforcement sources told NBC10 that June Nowell, an 18th District Police officer, struck several parked cars early Friday morning in Northeast Philadelphia. Nowell then allegedly fled the scene in her vehicle.

    Sources say a witness directed responding officers towards Nowell and she was arrested a short time later.

    Nowell was off-duty and was not using a police vehicle at the time of the crash, according to sources. Sources also say she was charged with DUI.

    Philadelphia Police confirmed that an officer was arrested for DUI though they did not confirm whether or not it was Nowell.

    “The officer has been taken off the street and relieved of police powers pending the outcome of the case,” said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford. “There were no injuries involved in this incident.”

    This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.