PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A former Philadelphia police officer has pleaded guilty to an off-duty DUI crash that nearly cost a Pennsylvania state trooper his life and his legs.
And after acknowledging that “sorry doesn’t cut it,” he did offer an apology.
Defendant Matthew Sharkey, 24, pleaded guilty today to aggravated assault while DUI, admitting that he was drunk and speeding on I-95 near Girard Avenue when he smashed into a state police cruiser that had stopped behind an abandoned vehicle partially blocking one lane.
Sharkey’s car passed another state police vehicle with lights flashing, and ran over warning flares before crashing. Trooper Matthew Sheeran was pinned between his car and the disabled vehicle. The mayhem was caught by the dashboard camera of the other police cruiser.
CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc.
Source: Reporting Tony Hanson / philadelphia.cbslocal.com
June 30, 2011
In: Regional News
Tags: copblock.org, cop block, www.injusticeeverywhere.com, DUI, Philadelphia Police, Tony Hanson, Philadelphia Police Officers Arrested, KYW Newsradio 1060, Matthew Sharkey, Trooper Matthew Sheeran
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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