Off-Duty Dover Police Officer Charged With DUI

Dover – A Dover police officer has been charged with DUI and other related offenses for an incident that occurred on Thursday, January 11th, according to Public Information Officer M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman identified the officer as Keith Boris, 26, a one-year officer with the City of Dover Police. The related offense include endangering the welfare of a child and inattentive driving.

In a prepared statement, Chief Marvin Mailey stated “To say that I am disappointed in this incident is an understatement.  As police officers, we too often see the tragedies that operating a vehicle under the influence of any substance can cause.  Despite the gravity of this issue, I am thankful that the reckless actions of this individual did not harm anyone on Thursday evening.  This incident falls far short of the standard we expect from the employees of the Dover Police Department.  We will continue to address this matter with the seriousness it deserves and be as transparent as allowed by Delaware law with the ongoing investigation.”

Keith Boris was released on unsecured bond after being arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and is currently on administrative leave without pay, pending the conclusion of the internal investigation, according to Hoffman.

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