BEND - A volunteer firefighter has been charged with drunken driving and accused of yelling obscenities while driving a fire truck through a campground at Lake Billy Chinook in central Oregon.

Police said 34-year-old Kristopher Wood of Redmond was also charged with reckless driving, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

The Jefferson County sheriff's office got a call Sunday morning from Cove Palisades State Park staff to report that an intoxicated firefighter was screaming at campers from his truck.

Deputies said Wood had crashed his car on his way to work and took a fire truck, turning on the siren and awakening campers at about 60 sites in the park as he drove around.


Information from: The Bulletin

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