EASTON, Pa. -

A Bethlehem police officer charged with DUI will participate in a first-time offenders program.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Richard Hoffman was accepted into the ARD program Monday.

The off-duty crash happened in August and Hoffman has been on paid administrative leave.

The outgoing police chief called for Hoffman to be fired. City council has addressed the issue but there needs to be a hearing before anything is done.