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2 DC firefighters arrested over weekend; 4 firefighters arrested in last 3 months

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Two D.C. firefighters were arrested over the weekend. One was arrested in the District for DWI and the other in Prince George's County on handgun charges, bringing the number to four of D.C. firefighters arrested on criminal charges in recent months.

Keith Chung, assigned to an Engine Company 3 on New Jersey Avenue in Northwest D.C., was arrested in Prince George’s County on Saturday and charged with having a handgun in a vehicle, having a handgun on his person and knowingly altering a firearm ID number.

Back in June, Chung was arrested by Takoma Park police after an encounter with officers over a ticket for parking in a handicapped space.

The second firefighter taken into custody over the weekend has been identified as Lee Scott, who is assigned to Engine 18 on Capitol Hill.

According to a police report, Scott was pulled over on Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast D.C. in a 2007 Chevy Tahoe and charged with driving under the influence.

In addition to those two, FOX 5 learned recently about drug charges leveled against firefighter Charles Sullivan.

According to a court affidavit, back on October 10, D.C. police pulled over Sullivan after he ran a red light at Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues in Southeast D.C.

When Sullivan rolled down the window, police say they smelled marijuana and asked him if he had any in the car. The affidavit says Sullivan then pulled out a bag of weed and showed it to the officers. They then searched him and found codeine and oxycodone.

At that time, according to the affidavit, Sullivan said, “Come on officers, I'm a firefighter. These are recreational. I'm going to lose my job.”

Court records show Sullivan is due back in court this Friday.

The fourth firefighter facing charges is Clarence Jones, who is assigned to Engine 26 in Northeast D.C.

Jones was arrested in early December in Prince George's County for allegedly trying to sell a stolen iPad Air and two Samsung phones at a District Heights GameStop.

Court records show he has a trial date set for February.

The circumstances of the charges against Chung are unclear. A charging document was unavailable.

Court records show the case against him in Takoma Park is now closed, but it is unclear why.

The D.C. fire department says it is aware of all four arrests and a spokesperson says all four have been placed on leave until it reviews each incident.


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