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Tucumcari volunteer firefighter arrested for DWI

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TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a volunteer firefighter in Tucumcari has been arrested for suspicion of DWI after a car crash.

New Mexico State Police officers say the driver of a Jeep failed to stop at a red light and collided with another vehicle at an intersection about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say 36-year-old Edgar Shipley III was responding to a fire call in his own vehicle, which was equipped with emergency lights.

At the time of the crash, witnesses say Shipley's Jeep had the emergency lights activated.

While investigating the crash scene, officer's noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Shipley.

They say Shipley allegedly admitted consuming alcohol prior to driving.

Shipley is being held on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and running a red light.