Five members of the San Francisco Fire Department face possible suspensions stemming from an incident in which a firefighter suspected of being drunk drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and left the scene.
The San Francisco Chronicle says two assistant chiefs and a battalion chief could be suspended for their actions the night of the crash in late June.
Two lower-level firefighters face more serious discipline that requires the Fire Commission’s review.
The newspaper says Michael Quinn was driving a fire truck with the siren blaring, responding to what turned out to be a false alarm, when he struck the motorcyclist. Quinn was spotted at a bar guzzling water immediately following the crash.
His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.13 percent. Quinn recently resigned.
The motorcyclist suffered broken bones and a punctured lung.
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