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San Diego Gang Detective Faces DUI Charges

The crash happened in an undercover police car.

A San Diego police gang detective is facing drunken driving charges stemming from an off-duty traffic accident in Allied Gardens late last year, a city spokesman confirmed Friday.

Jeffrey David Blackford, 34, is scheduled to be arraigned on two misdemeanor DUI counts on Feb. 20, said Jonathan Heller, a public information officer for the City Attorney's Office.

Blackford, an 11-year member of the San Diego Police Department, was driving an undercover police car when he got into a solo crash in the 7300 block of Princess View Drive early on the morning of Dec. 7, SDPD public- affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.

The wreck left him with injuries that required hospital care, Brown said.

Blackford is serving desk duty pending resolution of the case.

-City News Service

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