BAYONNE-- Fire Captain John Leahy, 46, has been suspended without pay pending an investigation, said Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell. Authorities are looking into allegations surrounding three separate alleged DWI incidents within a half hour earlier this month.
Leahy was allegedly involved in crashes near 30th Street on March 5 and was suspended without pay, pending a hearing.
Leahy, who has served on the Bayonne Fire Department for more than 20 years, was commended two years ago in the role he played in rescuing a 61-year-old woman from an Avenue A fire.
The charges against him stem from a series of crashes that occurred around 8:30 a.m. on March 5 in which the perpetrator allegedly left the scene of an accident, allegedly ran a red light, and allegedly had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. City officials said Leahy will face a hearing shortly – Al Sullivan