CFD Battalion Chief arrested, charged with DWI

Updated: Mar. 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Gerin has charged with driving while impaired.

Gerin was arrested Saturday night by the Pineville Police Department. He was given a $2,000 unsecured bond.

“Firefighters with the Charlotte Fire Department are expected to conduct themselves to the highest professional standards on and off duty and will be held accountable when they fail to do so,” Fire Chief Reginald Johnson wrote in a statement. “At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community’s trust.”

According to a release put out by CFD, the incident is under investigation and is considered a personnel matter.

“Professional accountability is a priority for our members, and they are always expected to maintain this standard,” the release stated.

This is a developing story.

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