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San Francisco Prosecutors Move Forward with Drunken Driving Case Against Firefighter

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    San Francisco Prosecutors Move Forward with Drunken Driving Case Against Firefighter
    A San Francisco firefighter suspected of being drunk is accused of driving a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and leaving the scene.

    Prosecutors are pushing ahead with a drunken driving case against a former San Francisco firefighter despite a judge's decision to toss out key blood-alcohol evidence.

    San Francisco District Attorney's office spokesman Alex Bastian tells the San Francisco Chronicle prosecutors still have enough evidence to proceed to trial against Michael Quinn.

    Quinn struck a motorcyclist with his rig in 2013 and was later seen on video chugging water at a bar. The motorcyclist was badly injured.

    A judge in March said there wasn't enough evidence for police to arrest Quinn before administering a blood alcohol test because they could not conclude whether he had been drinking before the accident or after it.

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    Quinn's attorney, James Bustamante, said the case is politically motivated.

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