Elmwood Park volunteer firefighter charged with DWI after firetruck crash

Elmwood Park firefighter charged (4/17/14)

ELMWOOD PARK - Alcohol has been banned from all firehouses in Elmwood Park following a volunteer firefighter’s DWI arrest in a firetruck crash.

Bergen County police say Russell Fenn's blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit following the Sunday morning crash.

Fenn is accused of driving the firetruck off the road, hitting a telephone pole and injuring another firefighter in the process.

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Authorities don't know yet whether Fenn had been drinking at the firehouse, but the chief has now banned alcohol at all four companies in town until further notice.

The firefighter has been charged with DWI, assault by automobile and reckless driving.

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