Ex-San Francisco Firefighter Surrenders in DUI Rig Crash

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|  Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014  |  Updated 8:06 AM PDT
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5 San Francisco Firefighters Await Suspensions Over Crash

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5 San Francisco Firefighters Await Suspensions Over Crash

Five members of the San Francisco Fire Department face possible suspensions stemming from an incident in which a firefighter suspected of being drunk drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and left the scene. Jean Elle reports.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former San Francisco firefighter has surrendered to face felony drunken-driving charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and left the scene.
 
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Michael Quinn turned himself in Monday. The 43-year-old was indicted on three felonies in connection with the crash last June.
 
Quinn was driving with siren blaring, responding to what turned out to be a false alarm, when he struck the motorcyclist. Quinn reportedly was spotted at a bar guzzling water immediately after the crash.
 
His blood-alcohol level was measured at .13 percent.
 
The motorcyclist suffered broken bones and a punctured lung.

 
Alex Bastian, spokesman for the district attorney's office, says Quinn faces a maximum of three years in prison.
 
Quinn's attorney, James Bustamante, declined to comment.

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