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Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Charged With DUI After Crash

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was arrested and charged with DUI following a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

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An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was arrested and charged with DUI following a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard.

On Sunday, police responded to a report of an overturned vehicle in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Bustleton Avenue at 6:59 p.m. When police arrived they found off-duty Philadelphia police officer John Sears inside an overturned vehicle. They also found a driver and passenger inside a second vehicle that had been struck.

A breathalyzer was administered to Sears at police headquarters and he was found to be in excess of the legal limit in Pennsylvania, investigators said.

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Sears was arrested and charged with DUI.

Sears is a 13-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and is currently assigned to the Safety Office.

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