Va. Firefighter Arrested for Drunken Joyride

A Hamilton volunteer firefighter was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly taking a fire truck for a drunken joyride with four other firefighters, according to The Loudoun Times.

Sean Richard Swanson, 27, was driving the fire company's 1989 Pierce Lance pumper truck on Harmony Church Road at a high rate of speed.

A report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office stated that a deputy heading toward the truck was forced to veer into a ditch to avoid a collision. He then turned around and stopped the apparatus.

Swanson failed a series of sobriety tests and placed under arrest.

There were four other volunteer firefighters with Swanson, all of whom had been drinking.

The incident remains under investigation.

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