Philly police officer charged with fatal DUI crash
A Philadelphia police officer is facing multiple charges in connection with an off-duty car crash that killed the other driver.
The district attorney’s office said Friday that 45-year-old police Sgt. Thomas Winkis is charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
Investigators say Winkis’ silver Dodge Challenger struck a van around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Northeast Philadelphia.
The driver of the van, 55-year-old David Farries, died in a hospital several days later.
Earlier Friday, Commissioner Charles Ramsey had suspended Winkis for 30 days with intent to dismiss after reviewing the results of an Internal Affairs investigation.
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