Santa Fe firefighters get pat on back for assist in DWI stop

Posted: August 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , ,

Image from dashcam video from May DWI arrest. See video at bottom of this blog post.

New Mexican contributor Gussie Fauntleroy brings us the news that a local fire crew was honored as the City of Santa Fe’s top employee group for July.

The crew responded to a call of an unresponsive driver in downtown Santa Fe in early May (see my blog post from May 6 with video by CLICKING HERE and see video at bottom of this blog post).

With firefighters already on scene, the driver woke up once Santa Fe Police arrived and tried driving off. That’s when the firefighters threw down wheel chocks in  front of his car, giving police enough time to catch the immobilized driver and later arrest him on a charge of DWI.

From Gussie’s article in Sunday’s New Mexican:

“These firefighters set aside their personal safety for that of the community,” said fire department Battalion Chief Marty Sena, who nominated the team as the city’s top employee group for July. The crew consisted of Capt. Josh Briggs, engineer Paul Serrano, firefighters Matt Martinez, Phillip Carlson and Eric Wrolstad and paramedic Ben Esparza.

Here is the my blog post from May with dash cam video of the incident:

And here is a link to Gussie’s article in Sunday’s New Mexican:

Here is the police dashcam video:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s