Florida firefighter & civilian struck at highway scene. Incident involved two separate drunk driving arrests.

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Early this morning a Brevard County, Florida firefighter/paramedic and a civilian were hit by a vehicle while tending to a patient on the side of a road. Police ended up charging two men from two different vehicles with DUI.


Palm Bay police said two people who were assisting a DUI driver were struck by another DUI driver early Saturday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 1:00 a.m. in the area of Minton Road and Palm Bay Road.

Rob Landers, Florida Today:

Rescue workers also attempted to revive the man and began medical treatment in the median of Minton Road.

That’s when police say Brian Tyrone Washington, 45, drove on to the median, striking a firefighter and one of the people trying to help the disabled motorist.

Police charged Washington with DUI with bodily harm. 

Palm Bay police officer Floyd Burke said a field sobriety test  was performed on the disabled driver. He was also charged with a DUI.