Durham employee fired after wrecking city vehicle in DWI crash
Posted January 16, 2015
Durham, N.C. — Durham has fired a city employee who was arrested for allegedly driving while impaired in a city vehicle.
Spokeswoman Amy Blalock said Friday that Steve Gavin was terminated Thursday from his position with the Water & Sewer Maintenance Division after he was involved in an accident while returning home from a sewer blockage call Wednesday night.
A Durham police spokeswoman said Gavin, 53, was charged with DWI after he lost control of his maintenance truck around 11 p.m. near Charles and Roxboro streets.
The truck went across a ditch before its left side hit and broke a utility pole. Gavin was not injured, but there was serious damage to the truck.