Philadelphia police sergeant charged with DUI after car accident

Another Philadelphia police officer is on the wrong side of the law after a sergeant was arrested Monday for DUI following her involvement in a minor accident with another car, police said.

Sgt. Chanta Herder, 42, is a 14-year veteran of the force, assigned to the 19th Police District. On Monday shortly after 2 a.m., Herder was involved in a minor accident on the 7900 block of Verree Road in the city’s Fox Chase section, police said. Herder was impaired at the scene of the accident and was taken to the Police Detention Unit for a Breathalyzer and was over the legal limit.

She has been charged with DUI and placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

The news of Herder’s arrest comes one day after Internal Affairs launched an investigation of Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan Josey, 40, for punching a woman during festivities for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Video of the incident, which was posted on YouTube, has gone viral. The woman has not said whether she plans to press criminal charges.

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