Firefighter crashes boat into breakwall, gets cited for drinking

CHARDON, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Coast Guard Grand River Post confirms to 19 Action News that a firefighter crashed his boat while drinking out on Lake Erie.

According to Coast Guard Officer Wilson, Jason Gladwell of the Chardon Fire Department ran his boat into a breakwall around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gladwell was cited for drinking while boating, his boat was towed off the breakwall Sunday morning.

There were five passengers onboard.

All five declined medical treatment.

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