11/08/09 157 W - + 13 - 16 N.C. Assistant Chief Busted For Speeding to Apartment Fire

From a reader, that's the provocative headline from firehouse.com, reprinting a Burlington Time-News story about a Gibsonville Asst. Chief charged with fleeing/eluding arrest in the course of responding to the fire station, to respond to an apartment fire on October 9. The veteran volunteer firefighter was responding in the family's third car, and one without any emergency lights. He hit his hazards and headed to the fire station from his shop in Elon. Along the way, an Elon University Police unit pulled behind him, and was flashing its lights. The firefighter thought the officer was responding to the fire. The officer was trying to pull the firefighter over, and subsequently charged the Asst. Chief with the felony as well as five traffic charges. The felony charge was dismissed on Oct. 15. The other charges are still pending, with a court date of December 10. Read the entire story.

Red lights in your vehicle doesn’t give you any special priveledges. It merely asks for the right away. The fact that he had no red lights in his vehicle makes this even more wrong. He should be charged. I think the misdemeanor charges of failing to stop at a red light, and illegally passing should be held up. He as the Asst.Chief should definitely think about what he is doing. He was in a vehicle with no warning lights or siren. Drive like it. Before people jump, I was a volley at one time and definitely drove like an idoit while going to the station running my red lights. But I would definitely drive different today than when I was 19 years old.
Mike - 11/08/09 - 21:53

Sounds to me he should have bought a dash light. LOL
Graney - 11/09/09 - 12:47

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