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Durham employee fired after wrecking city vehicle in DWI crash

Posted January 16, 2015

— 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.


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  • Betsy Smith Jan 16, 2015
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    Seems excessive unless it was his night to be "on call".

  • LetsBeFair Jan 16, 2015

    bummer, I suspect one can do anything on his last day of work.