W.Va. firefighter charged with DUI after responding to call
EAST BANK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter has been charged with drunken driving after responding to a call in his personal car and hitting a police cruiser.
WCHS-TV reports 28-year-old David McGuire of East Bank was charged Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Stephanie Adams was responding to a call when a car backed down a street and struck her parked cruiser. Deputies say McGuire showed up to offer help. He lives on the street and is an East Bank volunteer firefighter.
Adams says she detected alcohol on McGuire’s breath. McGuire’s blood-alcohol level was 0.163 percent, which is double the legal limit for motorists.
Fire Chief Thomas Tucker says the fire department was never dispatched to the call and doesn’t condone what McGuire did.
McGuire was held in the South Central Regional Jail on $500 cash bond.
Information from: WCHS-TV, http://www.wchstv.com