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4 San Diego police won't be charged over DUI crash

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against four San Diego police officers who delayed reporting a crash by a drunken detective.

U-T San Diego says the county district attorney's office has decided not to prosecute three police sergeants and a detective who waited hours to report the December crash.

Another detective, Jeffrey Blackford, was off duty when he crashed his undercover police car into a utility box.

Instead of reporting the incident, Blackford called two off-duty friends, who called two colleagues. A formal investigation wasn't launched for two hours.

Blackford pleaded guilty in April to misdemeanor drunken driving. He was sentenced to DUI classes and 25 days of public work service.


Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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