AUSTIN (KXAN) - An Austin firefighter was suspended for 10 days without pay after being charged with driving while intoxicated.
Roth Lamb was arrested on June 30 after an officer stopped him for failing to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, running a red light and making a right turn from the wrong lane.
After failing a field sobriety test, Lamb provided a breath test which revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .126.
Lamb was off-duty when he was pulled over. His suspension will run from Sept. 11-20.
Including Lamb's arrest, there have been at least four firefighters arrested for drunk driving this year. The Austin Fire Department's union has said there's no excuse for them, but the arrest rate is very low given its 1,100 members.
In February the Austin Fire Department said it was considering a new alcohol education program for staff. AFD said it may model it after a San Antonio program. It was introduced there in December after a number of alcohol-related incidents.
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