Florida: boozing Orange County firefighter given the axe for best performance by a DUI driver; he said he was trying to find a place to get married — spent 24 hours in jail!
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From Orlando Sentinel
An Orange County firefighter with an extensive disciplinary record has been fired after a DUI arrest, according to documents from Orange County Fire Rescue.
Matthew Hotchkiss, 25, of Winter Park, was arrested by the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety on July 10. His termination was effective Friday, according to a July 21 termination letter from the fire department.
Hotchkiss reportedly drove into a parking lot behind the public safety department through an entrance marked “do not enter.” When a public safety officer stopped Hotchkiss, the officer noticed that the firefighter-paramedic smelled strongly of alcohol, according to an arrest report….MORE