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Elmwood Park fire captain charged with DWI

4-17-14

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials have banned the consumption and possession of alcohol at a northern New Jersey volunteer fire department after a firefighter was accused of driving drunk.

Officials say Elmwood Park fire captain Russell Fenn IV was returning from a call and at the wheel of a ladder truck when he struck two utility poles.

Fenn wasn’t injured. But another firefighter sustained minor injuries.

Capt. James Mullin of the Bergen County Police Department tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1isnzey ) newspaper Fenn’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal driving limit.

Police released Fenn on his own recognizance and charged him with assault by automobile, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com