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An off-duty police officer in Philadelphia drove his car into a house Saturday night injuring two residents inside and killing one of the family’s two dogs. The officer identified as Gregory Campbell, 27, is assigned to the 14th District in Germantown, and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence , aggravated assault and other related offenses.

According to a statement from the Philadelphia Police Department, Campbell was driving northbound in a residential neighborhood on Caroline Road crossing Comly Road at around 8:20 am when he lost control of his 2014 Dodge Dart. He went airborne and plowed into the front of the home and crashed through its facade, ABC News wrote.

The homeowners, a 53-year old female and her husband were struck by the vehicle while inside their home. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the woman was rendered unconscious as she was pinned under Campbell’s vehicle and had to be rescued by firefighters. She was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and is in critical condition. Her 45-year-old husband sustained injuries in his right arm, hand, hip as well as his leg and was also treated for road-rash wounds on his back. He was hospitalized but already in stable condition.

The couple’s surviving dog was placed in the care of a veterinarian.

Campbell on the other hand, suffered lacerations on his head and was also taken to Torresdale Hospital where he was arrested.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement.

“A family should always feel safe in their home, and yet the actions of this individual shattered that reality."

“The fact that the offender, in this case, is a Philadelphia Police Officer, is appalling," Outlaw said.

"Police officers must be held to a higher standard -- even while off-duty -- and I assure the victims and the public that a complete and thorough investigation will take place. My prayers remain with this family."

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