SDPD detective pleads guilty to DUI crash

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police gang detective pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence and reckless driving in connection with an off-duty solo car crash he got into late last year while driving through an Allied Gardens-area neighborhood.

duiJeffrey David Blackford, an 11-year member of the San Diego Police Department, crashed an undercover law enforcement vehicle 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, she said.

According to a criminal complaint in the case, Blackford was under the influence of alcohol when he drove at least 30 mph over the posted speed limit on a freeway and 20 mph over the limit on another street or highway.

The 34-year-old officer is scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning.

Since the accident, he has been serving desk duty pending resolution of the misdemeanor charges against him.

3 comments

  • guest

    geez…another SDPD holier than thou, above the law scum.
    driving a law enforcement vehicle while drunk..cant control the car, crashes, calls his buddies, hang w/ him for couple of hrs, THEN give him a breath test…glad this went public, hope he loses his badge/job.

    if judge lets him off w/ wrist slap..i'll use this as case ref if/when i get ticketed for same.

    • Maggie G.

      It's so common,..it rarely makes the news.. LEO'S have just as many DUI's, DV, etc… in their lives as 'regular'/non Law Enforcement Officer's have.

  • Fred

    An it continues……………..

    He will kiss someone's butt and get off.

    The SDPD chief is as bad as the rest of them.

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