Iowa Firefighter, Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator Fired for Being Drunk at Scene

After pleading guilty to public intoxication, Dickinson County's top emergency official is fired. Timothy Kinnetz, a volunteer firefighter and emergency management coordinator for the county pleaded guilty the charge after he arrived drunk at a boating accident on West Okoboji Lake earlier this month.

When the 31-year-old Kinnetz arrived at the scene of the June 15th accident, police say he had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and a staggered stance. Officers say Kinnetz refused five times to take a breath test.

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