CHP handcuffs firefighter at freeway accident

CHP handcuffs firefighter at freeway accident

SAN DIEGO — A firefighter was briefly detained after a confrontation with a California Highway Patrol officer at the scene of a vehicle accident Tuesday night.

CHP CarsThe unidentified Chula Vista Fire Department firefighter was handcuffed and placed in the rear seat of a CHP cruiser after being repeatedly ordered by a CHP officer to move his truck, which was parked in the center divider of Interstate 805.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the scene of a vehicle rollover on the freeway near Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista. The firefighter was detained for 30 minutes in the cruiser before being released.

A CHP dispatcher said the matter was under investigation and she could not comment.

Chula Vista Fire Department Chief Dave Hanneman confirmed that the firefighter was detained by the CHP. He said fire department officials were meeting with CHP officials Wednesday to discuss the incident.

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