Authorities in Dover, Denver say an off-duty police officer was driving intoxicated and hit another vehicle before fleeing the scene of the accident. After leaving the scene, he continued driving and then passed out behind the wheel of the car with his young daughter in the backseat.
Police say the accident occurred Thursday in the parking lot of McGlynn's in 800 North DuPont Highway and the driver who struck the other vehicle drove away from the scene. Witnesses were able to get the vehicle's registration number that identified the car's owner as 26-year-old Keith Boris. Boris as a one-year officer with the Dover Police Department.
Several hours after the accident, Boris was found by another driver passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at a traffic light at the intersection of Transportation Circle and South Bay Road. Dover police say the vehicle began slowly moving forward into the intersection but the other driver was able to pull Boris out of the car and safely part it while until police arrived.
Dover police say Boris had picked up his daughter from daycare after the accident at McGlynn's and she was inside the vehicle when he passed out behind the wheel. This seems like a major failure on the part of the daycare for releasing a child into the custody of a drunk father who was driving a damaged vehicle while intoxicated.
Thankfully, the child was unharmed and she was turned over to the mother. Boris was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Inattentive Driving. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay while they conduct an investigation.
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