Gardaí arrest on-duty fireman after he fails a roadside breath test 2 months ago

Gardaí arrest on-duty fireman after he fails a roadside breath test

Gardaí arrested an on-duty fireman over the weekend on suspicion that he was drink driving.

The fireman in question was reportedly returning from an emergency incident at midnight when he was stopped by Gardaí to complete a roadside breath test.

According to the Irish Daily Star, the fireman who was driving a fire truck subsequently failed the test and was arrested and issued a fine.

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In a statement to The Irish Sun concerning the incident, a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said:

"I can confirm that a person was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while driving a fire truck.

"A Fixed Charge Penalty Notice (FCPN) will be issued in relation to this matter."

The Gardaí are currently investigating the situation and told the paper that they will take "appropriate action" and deal with the incident in a way that's "fair and equitable".