• Fire marshal going 30 mph over speed limit charged with DUI, trooper says

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    WILMINGTON, Del. -

    A Delaware fire marshal was pulled over after driving nearly 30 mph over a posted speed limit and charged with driving under the influence in Maryland earlier this month, authorities said. 

    The Wilmington fire marshal and deputy chief of fire prevention, James Jobes, 53, was pulled over July 3 by a Maryland state trooper for driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone, WDEL reported

    Investigators said Jobes was “so far impaired by alcohol (he) cannot drive safely,” WDEL reported

    He was also cited for reckless driving, WDEL reported

    Jobes did not comment to WDEL. The city’s human resources department said it was a “personnel issue” and did not further comment. 

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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