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Paterson Fire Department Captain Charged With DWI

PATERSON – Glenn Calamita, captain of the Paterson fire department, faces disciplinary action after he was charged with DUI in Wayne two weeks ago.

According to officials, Calamita was involved in a motor crash while off-duty that happened in the early morning hours on 18 March. He was arrested after the crash and has not returned to work since the accident. Paterson Fire Chief Michael Postorino stated that Calamita was unable to return to work due to medical reasons as he sustained injuries in the crash.

Postorino and Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres stated that Calamita will likely face departmental charges before he returns to work. If the department goes ahead and files the charges, Calamita would be suspended without pay pending the outcome of his disciplinary case. The fire department is allowed to impose an unpaid suspension for up to six months, said Postorino. Right now, they are waiting for the authorities to provide all the information in his case.

At the moment, it is also not clear if anyone else other than Calamita was injured in the crash. The exact location where the incident took place is also not known yet.

Further details of the incident were not provided by Wayne police. The department said that they do not issue press releases on DWI cases.

News Source: www.NorthJersey.com

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