Impaired Firefighter arrested after hitting Pedestrian

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.

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