Allegedly drunk police officer causes crash
A Pittsburgh police officer is on administrative leave after being accused of driving under the influence.
these are all actions that are very concerned tonight. This Pittsburgh police officer is finding himself on the other side of the law. Police have charged to wreak Jamal Francis with D. U. I. Reckless driving and child endangerment. After he allegedly got behind the wheel of his car drunk with his 17 year old riding shotgun Before crashing right into a chin 11 employees. She had a concussion with a loss of consciousness, so that's a whole different level of concussion. She has seen a neuropsychologist. It happened on November 12, roughly one mile from Jamal Francis home right here along New Texas Road. According to police, he rear ended the channel 11 staffer and took off. He then proceeded to back up and drive onto the wrong side of the road hitting this embankment, police say he kept going ultimately turning onto Salzburg road. That's where he finally pulled over and Boyce Park drive and called police to report the incident were certainly surprised and shocked that an officer was involved, not because of the criminality potentially of the matter, but because he didn't actually stop at the scene. Police say Jamal Francis admitted to consuming alcohol but refused a field sobriety test. He agreed to a do a blood draw at Forbes hospital where police say he smelled of alcohol. It would appear that it has a lack of remorse, a lack of responsibility. The crash was so severe, his car had to be towed from the area, the victim's car damaged as well. I went to Jamal Frances home trying to get his side of the story, but no one answered When you are drinking and driving, you are not only a danger to yourself, but a danger to the person that you come into contact with. In this case, our client and any person in your vehicle.