Former firefighter charged with taking fire truck
Press Release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office:
On January 4, 2019 just after 2:00am, LPSO was dispatched to the 23,000 stretch of Highway 22 in reference to a damage to property complaint.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, "Deputies located a male seated in the middle of the roadway and a Honda Civic located in the ditch. Attached to the vehicle was a fire hose that led to a nearby fire truck."
Through investigation, we learned that the male drove into the ditch where his vehicle got stuck.
Sheriff says, "He then walked to a nearby fire station - one where he used to work - and was able to gain access to equipment. He hopped into a fire truck, drove it to the scene of the crash & attempted to use that fire truck to dislodge the vehicle by attaching a fire hose to both. This caused damage to the fire truck."
No longer in LPDC:
Craig Trippi, Jr.
>Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
>Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle