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 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.

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.

 

From Stamford Advocate

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.

Dowling appeared confused when he was pulled over and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. He told police he was coming from a picnic.

Dowling also told police that he was from Darien and that he has “been running that stop sign for over 20 years,” according to the report. …MORE

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