John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Arrested for Drunk Hit-and-Run After Plowing Into Seal Beach Bicyclist
A Long Beach fire captain found himself on the other side of the bars this month after an alleged DUI hit-and-run in the wee hours of April Fool's Day.
KTLA reports that Seal Beach witnesses saw John Hines zooming down Westminster Avenue in his Chevy truck at about 1:30 a.m. -- when he allegedly swerved into the bike lane near Bolsa Chica Street and sent a bicyclist flying.
The victim suffered "major head trauma" from the hit.
According to KTLA:
Some of the witnesses followed the driver to a house in Huntington Beach.
John Hines, 38, was arrested and booked at the Seal Beach Police Department.
An investigation into the accident is now underway.
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The Long Beach Fire Department isn't commenting on Hines' felony charges -- which include driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.
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