BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston Firefighter who was set to retire on Friday, was arrested Thursday night for allegedly driving drunk and calling a State Police trooper a “Nazi.”
State Police say 64-year-old Sean Ingram of Quincy was involved in a crash on I-93 and then drove away. When he was pulled over, he allegedly backed his car into a State Police cruiser.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office says Ingram “called a trooper at the scene a ‘Nazi’ while failing field sobriety tests.”
Ingram worked at the K Street Fire Station in South Boston, but was set to retire on Friday due to the mandatory retirement age of 65.
“The Boston Fire Department takes these allegations very seriously,” Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said. “We will monitor this situation as it is adjudicated through the court system and take the appropriate action if and when it is necessary.
“Firefighter Ingram, independent of this incident, had filed for retirement based on reaching the mandatory age for retirement as of 5pm on Friday March 30, 2018.”
Ingram made $117,000 last year. Since this was an off-duty transgression, this is not a criminal case that would jeopardize his pension.
Ingram was arraigned on several charges Friday including operating under the influence as a second offense and resisting arrest.