Michigan: Firefighter Tad Dennis who spent 15 years cutting crash victims out of wrecks boozed it up and killed Diana Pozderca
Davis, a 15-year veteran of the Warren Fire Department, is being charged with second-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison; and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, for the Sept. 11 crash that killed Adlai E. Stevenson High School graduate 17-year-old Diana Pozderca. She would have turned 18 in October.
Pennsylvania: Monroeville VFD kept ambulance driver Tarence Mosey behind the wheel after he killed woman and was DUI in another incident
An Horry County firefighter is charged with driving under the influence following a weekend arrest and was no longer employed with Horry County Fire Rescue on Monday, according to Lisa Bourcier, Horry County spokeswoman.
New Hampshire: firefighter is poster boy for boozing and hero complex; he ran into mayor’s car while drunk and called cop a ‘pussy’ with easy job
SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio Fire Department paramedic is serving a 90-day suspension following a string of drunk driving arrests last year.
Erich Wolf, a paramedic assigned to Fire Station 9 on San Antonio’s east side, had already been flagged by SAFD supervisors for tardiness when he was arrested for DWI in Austin on August 15.
Huntington, WVA. — 01/22/2015 — A Huntington firefighter was placed on suspension without pay after being arrested Jan. 4 on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).
Shane Masters, who has been with the Huntington Fire Department since 2003, was arrested for the fourth time in connection with a DUI incident, according to a spokesperson from the mayor’s office.
Bryan Chambers, communications director of Huntington said the incident raises concerns for the city’s current policies on validating employees’ driver’s licenses.
“We conduct checks when someone is initially hired,” Chambers said.
Jeffery Vendetta, a 20 year veteran of the Hartford Fire Department was arrested in Farmington for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
When police responded to the scene, officers found a car that had been hit from the back and sustained heavy damage. The driver was complaining of some neck pain, but did not need medical attentions, police said.
A witness told police that the driver involved left the scene and directed investigators to Brickyard Road, around four miles away, where they found a car with fresh damage to the front end.
Officers identified Vendetta as the driver, took him into custody and administered breath tests.
Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island.
In his report, the officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. “And I noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred,” the officer said. “As Padgett walked, I noticed he had an unsteady gait.”
Authorities said Padgett had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.