Off-Duty Officer Pleads Guilty in Road Rage Case

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WEST CHESTER, PA — David Levy of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, pled guilty on Wednesday to charges from a road rage incident on December 28, 2022. The Chester County District Attorney announced Levy’s convictions for Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Possessing an Instrument of Crime.

Judge Allison Bell Royer accepted the plea and sentenced Levy to two years of probation. During this time, Levy must complete an anger management class and avoid any contact with the victims. Due to his conviction, Levy is expected to lose his position in law enforcement, as Pennsylvania law disqualifies individuals convicted of serious misdemeanors from serving as police officers.

The incident began when Levy, off-duty, encountered the victim while driving southbound on Route 1 near Longwood Gardens. Upset with the victim’s driving, Levy aggressively braked in front of the victim and forced their vehicle off the road. The victim stopped on a grass section of an exit ramp. Levy then attempted to retrieve his gun, but accidentally discharged it into his own dashboard. He approached the victim’s car with his gun drawn, claiming to be “state police.”

A passenger in the victim’s car shouted that they were calling the police and mentioned a dash camera. Levy then quickly returned to his car and left the scene.

Chester County Detectives investigated the case. Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Cardamone prosecuted.

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