NJ Firefighter Arrested After Striking 5 Cars

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Police said a northern New Jersey firefighter was driving drunk when he hit five parked vehicles within a matter of minutes.

Plainfield firefighter Michael Gillette faces multiple charges in two towns.

South Plainfield police told The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick the 48-year-old’s SUV totaled three vehicles on Kenyon Avenue Tuesday.

Authorities said they later determined the firefighter had earlier hit two other vehicles in Plainfield.

Gillette was treated for a gash to the head.

Police said Gillette will face additional charges including careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and operating a vehicle with no insurance.

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