Boston firefighter arrested after crashing into cop car, fleeing

Police said firefighter Sean Ingram, who was set to retire the next day, called troopers “Nazis” while he failed field sobriety tests


By FireRescue1 Staff

BOSTON — A firefighter who was set to retire was arrested after crashing into a cop car and fleeing the scene.

CBS News reported that veteran firefighter Sean Ingram, 64, fled the scene after crashing into a police cruiser and called state troopers “Nazis” while they gave him field sobriety tests after pulling him over, according to police.

Ingram was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a collision causing property damage, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrested.

Fire department officials said they are taking the incident “very seriously.”

"Whether you're retired or not retired, when you're a public employee, a public safety personnel, you have to realize you're held to a higher standard," Mayor Marty Walsh said. "Kids view you as heroes. People view you at the time of need. Whether you're active or not active, retired or not retired, you have to remember that that badge means something. You have to respect people."

Since it was an off-duty incident, Ingram is not in danger of losing his pension.

 

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