Texas: Rusk County Airport Director David Dumas fired after he directed pickup into house; 2nd DWI in 2 weeks

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David Dumas; fired after crashing into house

From News Journal

HENDERSON — Rusk County commissioners are searching for a new airport manager after they fired David Dumas this past week.

Dumas was on administrative leave Thursday when, police said, he crashed his pickup into a home Thursday afternoon, netting him a DWI arrest — his second in as many weeks.

Hours after being placed on administrative leave he was fired, said Rusk County Judge Joel Hale.

Police say Dumas, 49, of Henderson was booked into the Rusk County Jail on Thursday afternoon after he pulled out of a business about 1 p.m. in the 500 block of West Main Street. They said he apparently accelerated, ramming his red Ford F-150 into a home.

“We got a call about somebody had run a car into a house. It was characterized as being embedded into the house,” said Lt. Craig Sweeney …MORE

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