Two Peoria Police officers were charged Friday with felonies in connection with a July accident. Vice officer John Couve, is facing eight charges and Patrol Sergeant Richard Glover is facing four charges. Police say a police vehicle was involved in the crash July 8th in the 8000 block of North Hale. Police reports show the unmarked SUV was assigned to Couve. Couve crashed the SUV into a transformer, causing a large power outage in Peoria. Couve is charged with three counts of official misconduct, obstructing justice, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and texting while driving. Glover was the first officer to respond to the scene and wrote the accident report in which Couve allegedly claimed the vehicle had been stolen. Glover is charged with two counts of official misconduct, obstructing justice and disorderly conduct. Both men are free on ten thousand dollar bond. The police union president says it's an unfortunate incident.He is waiting to see how it all plays out. If found guilty, Couve could face up to four years in prison while Glover could face up to three years in prison.
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