Detroit Firefighters Involved in On-Duty DUI Crashes Resign

Two Detroit firefighters involved in on-duty crashes while under the influence of alcohol have resigned from the fire department.

Two resign after crashes involving department apparatus

FirefighterNation Staff

DETROIT, Michigan – FOX 2 Detroit reports that two Detroit firefighters involved in on-duty crashes while under the influence of alcohol have resigned from the fire department.

The first incident occurred in February and involved a firefighter striking a parked car at a medical call. An investigation found that the crew had been at a party at another firehouse and that the firefighter driving the apparatus had a blood alcohol level of .108.

The mayor has since banned all parties at Detroit firehouses.

The second incident occurred approximately a week later and involved a battalion chief that failed to respond to radio requests while being dispatched to a fire.

Officials looking for the battalion chief found him inside his vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and had broken through a fence alongside a freeway.

It was determined that the battalion chief was driving while intoxicated.

Since resigning, both firefighters are not facing additional charges.

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