Day Before Retirement, Firefighter Rams Cop Car Then Calls Troopers Nazis
Boston, MA - A 64-year-old Boston firefighter who was one day away from retirement was arrested March 29 after he purposely crashed his car into a state police vehicle and called state troopers “Nazis.”
Sean Ingram was schedule to retire March 30 at 5 p.m. Instead, he was in court after being arrested on his second drunk driving offense before being released on $500 bail, according to WCVB-TV.
Massachusetts State Police Trooper Brendan Murphy pulled the firefighter over on the expressway after noticing damage to the front of Ingram’s front bumper of his car.
According to the police report, Trooper Murphy told Ingram to pull off the highway and then the trooper returned to his own vehicle. However, Ingram instead sped away and swerved between lanes and then stopped in front of a Walgreens.
Ingram then put his car in reverse and hit the police cruiser, according to police.
"I asked Ingram if he was okay," Trooper Murphy wrote, according to WCVB. "Ingram shouted, 'No,' and began yelling how I rear-ended him. I explained to him that he reversed into my cruiser, which he intensely called me a loser and began to become belligerent."
Trooper Murphy said he requested a supervisor and stepped away from the firefighter when other troopers arrived.
Sergeant Kevin Murray said when he approached Ingram’s car, he detected a strong odor of alcohol.
Ingram told Sgt. Murray that he attended a Boston Bruins game earlier and drank some alcohol.
According to the police report, Ingram was belligerent and swore at police and called them Nazis when he was told to exit his vehicle.
After field sobriety tests, officers determined that there was probable cause that Ingram was impaired so they began to place him under arrest.
Ingram fought with the officers during the arrest.
The firefighter is accused of operating under the influence, leaving the scene of a collision causing property damage, speeding, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest, according to WCVB.