Hygiene Fire Protection Chief Bill Nelson has been suspended from that position following Saturday night’s arrest on suspicion of impersonating an police officer and drunken driving, according to a press release from the district’s board of directors.
During a special meeting of the fire district’s board of directors, Assistant Chief Bill Eliasen was appointed acting chief in Nelson’s place, according to the press release.
Nelson, 57, was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. at North Foothills Highway and Hygiene Road in Boulder County, according to Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Diamond.
Following a traffic altercation, Nelson reportedly used the emergency lights on his personal vehicle to pull over another vehicle, Diamond said.
“Apparently, there was some sort of traffic altercation that caused him to use his lights on his personal car,” Diamond said of Nelson.
The occupants of the other vehicle — Diamond….MORE
Woman says she knew something was fishy….fire chief suspended following arrest
LONGMONT – Twenty-one-year-old Kayla West says she knew something was suspicious about the color of the flashing lights on a pickup that tried to pull her over on Saturday night.
Deputies say the driver of the pickup was the volunteer chief of the Hygiene Fire Protection District, 57-year-old William Nelson.
Nelson has been suspended from his position following charges of impersonating a police officer, DUI and marijuana possession. ….MORE