Firefighter Trainee Accused Of Driving At 126mph And Hitting A State Trooper’s Vehicle While Off-Duty
Aspiring firefighter in Montgomery County, Md., Devin Robinson might need a really good driving impaired lawyer as he was drunk and at the wheel of his SUV when he raced past a Maryland state trooper at 126 miles per hour shortly after midnight March 17. As per court records Robinson slowed to 80 mph before ramming into another state trooper’s vehicle that was traveling in the same direction on Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg.
According to sworn affidavit troopers stated that they smelled “an overwhelming odor” of alcohol coming from Robinson. The troopers summoned Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service which is also the agency for which Robinson was training in order to evaluate him for injuries. According to the affidavit, signed by Trooper Joshua Quase and filed in Montgomery District Court,Robinson sat on top of a hospital check-in counter as he called his wife. As per court records, Robinson yelled at the trooper and gave him a chest bump before two troopers placed him under arrest. Robinson was cited for DUI, reckless driving, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other counts.
Scheduled to graduate by mid-June, at which point he would have been assigned to a fire station and begun going on fire and rescue calls, Robinson is no longer enrolled at the training academy.According to court records,Robinson was accepted at the Montgomery academy and started in December and became a county employee with a salary of $46,000 a year. He had five days a week of class instruction and training,like his classmates, according to Pete Piringer, a fire and rescue department spokesman.
According to the trooper’s affidavit, the incident took place in the early hours of March 17 when a trooper parked in an unmarked car along northbound Interstate 270 near Route 28 was operating a speed gun in a 55 mph zone and Robinson zoomed past in his SUV and clocked at 126 mph.
Robinson’s 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe crashed into the back of a marked Ford Explorer driven by Trooper Potvin as per the court files, just moments before the trooper radioed a warning.
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