An off-duty Beverly Hills Police officer who lives in Ventura County is facing a DUI charge, following a traffic accident in Simi Valley which caused a power outage.
Simi Valley Police say that just after ten last night, an eastbound vehicle on Royal Avenue, at Blackstone Avenue failed to make a curve, and hit two homes, and knocked down a power pole.
In addition to a power outage, the accident caused a gas leak, forcing evacuation of the houses. Repairs are still underway today. The vehicle flipped, but the driver escaped with minor injuries.
Simi Valley Police say they arrested Jeffrey Sweet on a DUI charge. They say the 42 year old Simi Valley resident is a Beverly Hills Police officer. who was off duty at the time of the accident.