A Lafayette firefighter who managed to escape deputies during a high-speed chase wasn’t as lucky when he bragged about it at a local bar.
An Indiana State Police trooper overheard William Holycross telling others how he got away during the pursuit, and that he had been drinking that night, WLFI reported.
He was charged with resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor charges of unlawful use of a police radio and reckless driving.
Members of the Lafayette Fire Merit Commission voted Tuesday to fire Holycross after they were forwarded charges from Chief Richard Doyle, published reports indicated.
Although the chase occurred in March, he wasn’t charged until July. And, there were no alcohol-related offenses. Prosecutors waited until July to formally charge Holycross and did not file counts of drunk driving.
He was sentenced to a year of probation in 2019 on two misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated.
In 2019, he received probation for two misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, according to reports.