South Carolina Firefighter Cited for DUI Following Apparatus Rollover

A South Carolina firefighter has been charged with driving under the influence following an apparatus accident last week. John Russel Hendrix Jr. of the Starr Fire Department was operating an engine that went off the road, and rolled over.

Hendrix was transported to the hospital following the accident, and later taken to the county detention center. The apparatus was reportedly totaled.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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