CHP Arrests Firefighter

By Tony Perry
February 5, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

Officials of the California Highway Patrol and the Chula Vista Fire Department moved Wednesday to smooth over “an unfortunate incident” in which a CHP officer handcuffed a firefighter at a freeway accident Tuesday night.

The officer had ordered the firefighter to move a fire truck because he felt it was unsafely blocking a lane of traffic at the scene of a collision on Interstate 805.

The firefighter refused, saying he needed to confer with his captain. The CHP officer handcuffed the firefighter and put him in the back of a patrol car, where he remained for about 30 minutes. No arrest was made.

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