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Pittsburgh police arrest city officer charged with DUI

| Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 6:09 p.m.

Pittsburgh police arrested a four-year veteran of their own department early Monday because they said he was involved in an off-duty, drunken crash in the West End hours after the Super Bowl XLVIII, court documents show.

Police charged Michael Lafferty, 29, of Westwood with two counts of drunken driving and one count of careless driving.

Lafferty told police he lost control of his Ford pickup truck on South Main Street. Police said he collided with an oncoming vehicle shortly after 3 a.m. The driver of the other car suffered a concussion, according to a police affidavit. Lafferty registered a blood-alcohol levels of 0.195 and 0.199 during Breathalyzer tests, the affidavit states.

Acting Chief Regina McDonald said in a statement that Lafferty has been assigned to the warrant office pending an investigation by the city's Office of Municipal Investigations.

Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7886 or

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