Firefighter handcuffed at California crash scene
- Associated Press
- February 5, 2014 - 4:05 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A firefighter responding to a Southern California crash site was handcuffed and held in a patrol car for failing to move a fire truck immediately after police asked him to.
U-T San Diego reports crews were helping victims after a car overturned Tuesday night on Interstate 805. One person was taken to a hospital.
Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman says a fire engine was parked behind an ambulance for safety reasons when a California Highway Patrol officer demanded it be moved out of traffic lanes. The firefighter said he'd check with his captain but was told to move it immediately or face arrest.
KFMB-TV video showed the firefighter being handcuffed. He was briefly held in a patrol car but not arrested.
CHP spokesman Jake Sanchez said he couldn't immediately comment.
CHP and fire officials met Wednesday to discuss the incident.
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