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Feb 5, 2014 4:55 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Firefighter handcuffed at SoCal car crash scene


CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A firefighter at a Southern California car crash was handcuffed for failing to move a fire truck.

U-T San Diego says crews were helping victims after a car overturned Tuesday night on Interstate 805. One person was taken to a hospital.

Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman says a fire engine was parked behind an ambulance for safety reasons when a Highway Patrol officer demanded it be moved out of traffic lanes. The firefighter said he'd check with his captain but was told to move it immediately or face arrest.

KFMB-TV video showed the firefighter being handcuffed. He was briefly held in a patrol car but not arrested.

CHP spokesman Jake Sanchez said he couldn't immediately comment.

CHP and fire officials met Wednesday to discuss the incident.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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