Man rams his pickup into fire truck – twice

14079482_BG1Michael R. Flynn, who apparently had been over-served, was driving his red Ford Ranger pickup down a one-land dirt road near Powers, Mississippi and encountered a fire truck on the road. Volunteers from Powers were suppressing a brush fire at the scene when Flynn rammed his Ford pickup into the fire truck. Flynn then backed up and rammed the truck a second time trying to push it off the road, nearly hitting two firefighters.

The firefighters were then able to restrain Flynn until Sheriff deputies arrived. He was charged with driving under the influence (third offense), no drivers license, and simple assault on a police officer.

Ford Ranger vs fire truck

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Man rams his pickup into fire truck – twice”

  1. @Gary

    Depends on the state; many do make it a crime.

    Connecticut it’s the same statute whether you’re interfering with a police officer or firefighter.

  2. if you’re holding a caption contest for his mug shot, how about:

    “I’m not a smart man”

    (a la Forrest Gump)

  3. There is a whole class of crimes that come into play when a moron like this interferes with a police officer when they are doing there duty. However when someone impedes a firefighter in the line of duty there are now laws against thwarting the efforts of firefighters. The should be very stiff penalties for these people.


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