Off-duty Chicago officer relieved of duty after fatal crash


By Dan P. Blake
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO —  An off-duty Chicago officer accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident has been relieved of his police powers while the crash is investigated, police said today.

Officer John Ardelean, 33, has been accused of driving drunk when his SUV broadsided a sedan on a North Side street early Thursday, killing two Cicero men and injuring a third, police said.

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