A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with drunk driving a ladder truck at 2 1/2 times the legal limit following an apparatus accident that sent one firefighter to the hospital.
Captain Russell Fenn IV of the Elmwood Park Fire Department was driving the department’s ladder back from a run when it crashed into several utility poles. A firefighter on board was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to Bergen County Police, Captain Fenn’s blood alcohol level was 2 ½ times time legal limit, and he was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and assault by automobile. The accident occurred around 1:15 am last Sunday morning.
Captain Fenn was released on his own recognizance.