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Authorities in Mississippi say a firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of driving a fire truck while drunk. Authorities in Mississippi say a firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of driving a fire truck while drunk.
TUPELO, Miss. -

Authorities in Mississippi say a firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of driving a fire truck while drunk.
    
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson told WTVA-TV that 34-year-old Phillip W. Gasaway, a member of the Unity Fellowship Volunteer Fire Department, lost control of the fire truck while he was responding to a grass fire on Thursday night.
    
Gasaway was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and is scheduled to appear in court on April 16, authorities said.
    
WTVA reports that Gasaway said he swerved off a county road to avoid an oncoming car.
    
It wasn't immediately clear if Gasaway has an attorney.
    
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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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