Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Hits Pennsylvania State Trooper – Suspected DUI
Recently, an off-duty Philadelphia police officer struck a Pennsylvania State Trooper and tow truck driver in a car accident. The accident occurred on I-95 while the trooper and tow truck driver were clearing a disabled vehicle from the road. The off-duty officer is suspected of driving under the influence. See interview of injured trooper. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7294286
On February 23, 2010, I attended a DUI seminar in Philadelphia. Two PA state troopers instructed at the seminar. Prior to the training portion of the seminar, one of the troopers spoke about his injured colleague. Both the trooper and the lawyer who introduced him strongly implied that defending a DUI suspect is a dirty job. Interestingly, neither one mentioned that another police officer was responsible for the accident. There was a little too much self-righteousness occurring, considering the suspected culprit.