Southwest Ranches, FL (January 23, 2019) – A firefighter with Palm Beach County was arrested this past weekend on DUI charges after crashing his truck into five other vehicles. Police confirmed that two people were injured as a result.
38-year-old John Gratton is now facing charges of driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers were initially called to the scene of the accident, which took place at Griffin and Weston Roads late Saturday after the man had been driving his truck and struck five vehicles, fleeing the scene on foot.
Gratton was found hiding under a bush in a field nearby. Police say that he was bleeding and smelled of alcohol. Officers tried to lead him to the patrol car but he was stumbling the entire way there.
Gratton had allegedly been driving along Griffin Road at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. Gratton was taken to the hospital as a precaution but wouldn’t take a blood test to determine his BAC.
The conditions of the injured parties are not known at this time.
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