Volunteer Firefighter Arrested for DUI After Allegedly Hitting KCSO Cruiser

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A volunteer firefighter has been arrested for DUI after a Kanawha County deputy says he hit their cruiser. Deputies say his BAC was more than twice the legal limit.

David McGuire, 28, of East Bank, WV, has been charged with driving under the influence.

A deputy with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says they were responding to a call on Ferry Street in East Bank on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.

The deputy says McGuire backed down Ferry Street and struck the passenger side of the cruiser while the deputy was in the vehicle.

The deputy says McGuire’s breath smelled of alcohol, he had glassy and bloodshot eyes, and he spoke to with a thick and slurred speech.

Deputies say when McGuire was asked to exit his SUV, he became belligerent, argumentative, and aggressive, and he was unsteady on his feet. 

Deputies say he showed impairment on all field sobriety tests and his BAC was 0.163%.

The East Bank Fire Department says McGuire who lives nearby was returning home for the evening and asked the Medics if they needed assistance.

They say McGuire is a firefighter at East Bank Fire Department however, the fire department was never dispatched to the call no firefighters or anyone affiliated with the fire department had any involvement what so ever with this call.

The East Bank Fire Department says they do not condone the conditions or actions of McGuire and sends condolences to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

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