YPD/Bourne Firefighter Arrested/ OUI
A Bourne Firefighter-Paramedic was arrested early Tuesday morning after police received a report of a dark colored pickup truck driving erratically westbound on Route 28 in South Yarmouth near the Bass River Bridge.
Responding officers observed the truck cross the centerline of the roadway twice, nearly striking the curb.
Police say 31 year old Alexander Heikkila of Plymouth had the odor of alcohol on his breath, his speech was slurred and he had difficulty in understanding officers.
Heikkila reportedly told police that he had a loaded firearm in the vehicle, which was located and made safe.
He failed a number of field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.
Heikkla was charged with OUI liquor, operating negligently as to endanger, intoxicated licensee carrying a firearm and marked lanes violation.
He was arraigned in Barnstable District Court. His pretrial date was set for March 19th.