Philadelphia police officer facing DUI charges following crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia police officer is facing DUI charges following a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Officials say Officer John Sears was off duty when the incident happened last Sunday evening.

Officers responding to a report of an overturned vehicle in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Bustleton Avenue found Sears and a person he hit still in their vehicles. At that point, they helped the two out of their cars and made sure they were OK.

They say Sears, a 13-year veteran of the force, failed a breathalyzer test at police headquarters.

He is currently assigned to the Safety Office.