New York fireman on $200,000 bail after alleged DWI

Any New York resident may find it hard to believe that someone who has vowed to protect them could be charged with a DWI. The men and women of New York who put their lives on the line daily do so to protect the people, so it is no wonder why it is unfathomable to hear of such a person being charged with a crime. An off-duty firefighter has just been charged with a DWI after he allegedly hit two women with his vehicle.

The two women were said to have been walking through a crosswalk at the time of the accident. One of the women was pregnant and just two months from her child's expected delivery. Police claim that the firefighter bumped the women with his vehicle as they were attempting to cross the street. It is unknown why the firefighter did not see the women.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, there were some serious injuries as a result of the fireman's alleged participation in this accident. One of the women broke her pelvis, but she suffered no critical injuries. The other woman unfortunately gave birth prematurely some hours after the accident, and her child is now on life-support. The firefighter did the right thing and stayed on the scene, but he refused to take a Breathalyzer. According to police, this is not the first time the firefighter had been accused of DWI.

The firefighter has been put behind bars on a $200,000 bail. His license has also been suspended. It is such a sad thing when tragedies of this magnitude happen, but according to his defense attorney, there was no speeding or recklessness. This 10-year veteran of the New York firehouse may wish to question all aspects of the charges in order to possibly have the DWI charges lowered or taken away altogether.

Source: nydailynews.com, Newborn baby is on life support after firefighter struck pregnant woman in Bronx, Edgar Sandoval, March 6, 2014

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