Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested For DWI In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police said an off-duty New York City firefighter was arrested for DWI Sunday morning in Brooklyn.

Authorities said 45-year-old John McLean was stopped around 2 a.m. in the 60th precinct.

McLean has been charged with aggravated DWI and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He also refused to take a breathalyzer test, police said.

No further details were immediately available.

  • Whatevs

    Cops, firefighters, doctors, lawyers, unemployed men and women – everyone and anyone every profession has its share of winners, losers and everything in between. It can happen to anyone – but one things is for sure; when you’re home/apt is burning or someone has stuck a gun in your face who else you gonna call – your mommy?

    • Howard Sprague

      Very true. DWI is a serious & dangerous offense and it is committed by people from ALL walks of life. This is not a reflection upon all of the hard working & brave members of the F.D.N.Y. who provide a vital live saving service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the gentleman in question is found guilty, he will pay the price.

  • The Truth

    Typical trash. Fire the bum because you know more than likely he is drinking on the job along with the rest.

    • Howard Sprague

      What a stupid and baseless comment.

  • liwingnut

    they all think they can do what they want…cops and fd….

  • pogo the clown

    A firefighter who drinks? Come on now, this can’t be true.

  • Native Noo Yawker

    meant drunks, not drunks

    • Howard Sprague

      Could you have posted your stupid comment correctly on the first attempt if you weren’t drunk?

  • Native Noo Yawker

    cops and firefighters are the biggest drinks on the planet. 20 years ago they got away with it, but nowadays, no more

    • Steve

      You are correct (retired NYC ‘you know who’)


    yes sure, give them more pay raise,

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