By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former San Francisco firefighter has surrendered to face felony drunken-driving charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and left the scene.

The San Francisco Chronicle says ( ) says Michael Quinn turned himself in Monday. The 43-year-old was indicted on three felonies in connection with the crash last June.

Quinn was driving with siren blaring, responding to what turned out to be a false alarm, when he struck the motorcyclist. Quinn reportedly was spotted at a bar guzzling water immediately after the crash.

His blood-alcohol level was measured at .13 percent.

The motorcyclist suffered broken bones and a punctured lung.

Alex Bastian, spokesman for the district attorney’s office, says Quinn faces a maximum of three years in prison.

Quinn’s attorney, James Bustamante, declined to comment.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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