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.

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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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Ohio: firefighter Paul Heiss pleads guilty to DUI and hit and run crash

From Toledo Blade An off-duty Toledo firefighter involved in an alcohol-related, hit-skip  collision in West […]

California: San Francisco firefighter Michael Quinn busted for DUI after crashing firetruck and fleeing the scene…perhaps he was just out drumming up business for the grim reaper!

As he turned the truck, police say it hit a motorcycle. The rider was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Quinn suddenly left the scene of the accident and disappeared for several hours before returning.

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