Colorado

Mar 22, 2013 4:29 PM by Juice Godfrey

Loveland firefighter resigns over drinking charge

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A Loveland Fire Rescue Authority chief has resigned after he was accused of responding to a fire under the influence of alcohol.

According to Denver television station KMGH-TV, Fire Marshal Merlin Green was charged Sunday with driving while ability impaired.

Loveland police say Green responded to a fire that broke out at Fatso's Restaurant in his department vehicle. Loveland police officers say Green failed roadside sobriety tests.

Officials say Green was there to investigate and was not fighting the fire.

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