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San Francisco Fire Department Suspends 2 Assistant Chiefs After Alleged DUI Collision

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The San Francisco Fire Department suspended two assistant chiefs in connection with a crash last summer involving a firefighter who was accused of driving a fire truck while drunk, according to a San Francisco newspaper.

Sources revealed to the San Francisco Chronicle that Art Kenney and David Franklin have been suspended for ten days and eight days, respectively.

Kenney and Franklin had both responded to the crash scene after a rig being driven by then-firefighter Michael Quinn collided with a motorcyclist at Fifth and Howard streets.

Related: EX-SFPD Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges In On-Duty SoMa Crash

Investigators say Quinn had run a red light without making sure the intersection was clear.

The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries when he was thrown into a fire hydrant.

Related: San Francisco Firefighter Accused Of DUI, Hit-&-Run On The Job

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White has said of the incident that “better decisions” could have been made.

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