Pennsylvania: Monroeville VFD kept ambulance driver Tarence Mosey behind the wheel after he killed woman and was DUI in another incident

Tarence M Mosey ambulance driver DUI and fatal Penn 092615

Tarence M Mosey ambulance driver DUI and fatal Penn 092615

From Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

A Monroeville fire chief confirmed Wednesday that he learned several months ago that one of his members was involved in a traffic accident in Blair County that killed a woman, but he allowed the man to keep driving an ambulance because no charges had been filed.

That was the case until last week, when Tarence M. Mosey’s driving privileges were suspended after Monroeville officials found out that charges might “quite possibly” be filed in the fatality — and after they learned that Mr. Mosey was charged Aug. 26 with DUI in a separate incident, also in Blair County.

Chief Scott Feyes, who oversees Monroeville EMS Inc. and Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company #4, said Wednesday he had learned of the DUI only after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began asking questions about it Sept. 14. He said he suspended Mr. Mosey’s driving privileges Sept. 16 after verifying information about the DUI case.

Monroeville Manager Timothy Little said a tipping point in the decision to bar Mr. Mosey from driving an ambulance occurred when one of his fellow firefighters — Monroeville police Chief K. Douglas Cole — made inquiries and learned of the potential for criminal charges to be filed in the accident that killed a pregnant 29-year-old woman.

“We looked into it further, found out that quite possibly he may be charged, and that was about last Wednesday. And at that point he was not allowed to drive,” Mr. Little said earlier this week.

The fatality remains under investigation, according to the Logan Township Police Department and the Blair County District Attorney’s office. ....MORE