Red Bank Fire Captain Arrested Again

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Updated: 1/18/2013 6:23 pm
Red Bank Fire Captain Richard Glover has a fire of his own to put out, and it comes in the form of a Thursday morning DUI arrest.

Randall Smith, the Red Bank City Manager, adds, "They found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle."

Red Bank Police say they noticed Glover driving erratically with no headlights at the intersection on Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Road.

Smith says, "They smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle. They did not find any marijuana in the truck, so he was taken for a blood test."

According to court papers, officers asked Glover how much marijuana he smoked.

Glover replied, "Not that much."

Smith says, "Our employees are people and people make mistakes, and we'll deal with them as they occur."

This is not the first time city officials have had to deal with Glover.

They say in 2003, he was also charged with a DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and violation of the implied consent law.

Smith adds, "I would assume that he was not found guilty of the DUI, maybe the charges were dropped or reduced."

But there is no record of that in his personnel file.

It just says that he was allowed to return to work three months after the incident.

And there was one stipulation when he did return.

He was not allowed to drive the fire trucks, but city officials say he has.

It is possible those privileges were also reinstated, but again, there is no record of them.

Ryan Davis, lives close by, and says, "I feel like there should be some sort of statement made or explanation as to if they care giving him another chance, why that is."

That decision, we're told, will be based in part on Glover blood tests.

In the meantime, random drug testing will be ramped up.

Davis adds, "I don't see why not if you don't have anything to hide, you shouldn't be scared of it."

Glover got promoted to a full time fireman around 1990.

Since then he worked his way up the ranks.

City officials say they will miss the leadership, as he is currently suspended without pay.

According to Glover's arrest report, he was arrested and convicted of a DUI in 1987 in Hamilton County.
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