NYPD: On-Duty FDNY Firefighter Arrested for DWAI After Hitting Pedestrian in Brooklyn - NBC New York

NYPD: On-Duty FDNY Firefighter Arrested for DWAI After Hitting Pedestrian in Brooklyn

It happened on Marine Parkway in Brooklyn Friday evening

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    What to Know

    • An FDNY firefighter has been arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian while on the job in Brooklyn Friday

    • Police say Matthew Wilson was driving while ability impaired when he hit the 31-year-old victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries

    • Wilson refused to take a breath test, police said; it's not clear if he has an attorney

    A 36-year-old FDNY firefighter was arrested on suspicion of driving while ability impaired after a hitting a pedestrian in Brooklyn this evening, police said.

    Matthew Wilson, who was on duty, was driving along Marine Parkway near Quentin Road just before 5 p.m. when he allegedly hit a 31-year-old man. It's not clear if he was driving a department-issued vehicle. 

    The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening back and leg injuries. 

    The firefighter, who also suffered neck and back injuries, was taken to Lutheran Medical Center. He was charged with driving while ability-impaired based on police observation, according to NYPD. He refused to take a breath test.

    Attorney information for Wilson wasn't immediately clear. 

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