Michigan: Veteran firefighter Tad Davis charged with DWI murder of 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.

Warren firefighter Tad Davis mugshot DWI murder Macomb County Mich.

South Carolina: Derrick Nunziante fired as Horry County firefighter following DUI arrest

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.

Derrick Nunziante fired as Horry County firefighter after DUI in BMW

Texas: San Antonio FD medic Erich Wolf suspended after 3rd DWI

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.

Erich Wolf Will Be Your Medic in San Antonio 3rd DWI

West Virginia: Huntington Firefighter Shane Masters busted for 4th DUI

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.

Shane Masters 4th DUI Huntington Firefighter WVA

Michigan: Detroit firefighter drunk on the job – nearly three times the legal limit; Hartford’s Jeffrey Vendetta rings the bell on 2nd DUI

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.

Jeffrey Vendetta DWI fire

California: Two Coast Guardsmen busted for DUI by California Highway Patrol

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.

Coast Guard rescue swimmer

Connecticut: Darien firefighter John Dowling ran his daily stop sign…that he says he runs every day…but this time he was DUI, say cops

DARIEN — John J. Dowling, 43, of 100 Hope St., Stamford, a volunteer Darien firefighter, was arrested Aug. 11 on charges of operating under the influence and failure to obey a stop sign.

An officer on patrol saw Dowling, who was driving a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, travel through a stop sign on Ledge Road at the entrance ramp to Interstate 95 south around 1 a.m., according to the report

Darien firefighter John Dowling, who normally risks his own life to save the lives of others, is now charged with being a rolling death machine when DUI.

Washington, D.C.: firefighter assigned to presidential chopper landings at White House busted for DUI after he got pole-in-one with SUV

According to the crash report, Siegel told police: “A person he knows as Andrew was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident, and fled the scene on foot.”

He added, “Officer, I’m not trying to get a DWI arrest, take me to the firehouse and let me sleep it off, and I’ll come back later and deal with this.”

Later, when asked about the incident he stated: “I was driving southbound when I lost control.”

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