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Driver Slams into Fire Truck

A man who slammed into the back of a fire truck is out of the hospital and is now in jail.

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Man Who Slammed into Fire Truck Arrested

David Hawley, 29

David Hawley is accused of being under the influence when he slammed into a fire truck.
Courtesy: Sacramento Police Department


A man who slammed into the back of a fire truck is out of the hospital and is now in jail.

David Hawley, 29, was allegedly driving while under the influence Saturday night when he drove through a red light, hit a taxi van, another car, and then ran into the back of a fire truck near 21st and J Streets.

Officers say Hawley got out of his car after the crash, and began to struggle with the fire personnel who were responding to an unrelated medical call.

Hawley was taken to the hospital initially after the accident. He is now in jail facing charges of hit and run and DUI.


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Police say that someone suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a fire truck late Saturday night.

Officers showed up near 21st and J streets a little before midnight to help fire personnel. The crew was dealing with a combative person who had just crashed into their fire truck.

The officers found that the driver was drunk and had ran a red light only to hit a taxi, then another car, and finally crashed into the back of a parked fire truck that was in the area for an unrelated situation. The driver then got out of the battered car and got in a struggle with the fire crew, police say.

Both the driver of the taxi and the person suspected of DUI were injured in the incident. Officers have taken the driver suspected of DUI to the hospital.