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DUI charge for West Virginia firefighter who struck sheriff’s vehicle at EMS call

Sheriff's office say David McGuire's fire company wasn't even dispatched on run

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Leslie Rubin, WCHS-TV:

An East Bank volunteer firefighter was charged with DUI Tuesday morning after deputies say he was driving his personal car while drunk and hit a deputy’s cruiser at the scene of a call.

David McGuire, 28, of East Bank is charged with DUI.

Cpl. Stephanie Adams was responding early Tuesday to an unattended death call on Ferry Street. A black Ford Focus backed down the street and struck the passenger side of the parked cruiser while she was sitting inside, according to the criminal complaint.

Deputies said McGuire is a firefighter at the East Bank Volunteer Fire Department and lives on Ferry Street. They said he showed up to the scene in his personal car to see if anyone needed help after seeing emergency vehicles there.

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The deputy says McGuire’s breath smelled of alcohol, he had glassy and bloodshot eyes, and he spoke to with a thick and slurred speech.

Deputies say when McGuire was asked to exit his SUV, he became belligerent, argumentative, and aggressive, and he was unsteady on his feet.

Deputies say he showed impairment on all field sobriety tests and his BAC was 0.163%.

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The East Bank Volunteer Fire Department said in a statement that none of its members was actually dispatched to the call, which they say was a cardiac arrest. The department said McGuire lives near the Ferry Street scene and was off duty at the time.

McGuire was taken to the South Central Regional Jail. His bond is $5,000.

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