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Raleigh firefighter faces DWI charge in overnight crash

Posted June 20, 2012

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— A Raleigh firefighter was charged with driving while impaired Wednesday after police say she caused damage to six vehicles in an overnight crash.

Police say Shannon Lee Haeck was driving on Mellow Field Drive, off Six Forks Road, around 3:15 a.m. when she lost control and struck six vehicles parked on the street. 

No one was injured.

Haeck has been a Raleigh firefighter since Sept. 10, 2001. 


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  • NCgirl87 Jun 25, 2012

    amen - not my real name

  • abdaisy Jun 22, 2012

    @White Devil..to say "firefighters are all crooked." Really?? What proof do you have to make such a blanket statement? That is one of the most ignorant things I have ever read.

  • Fx432 Jun 21, 2012

    emtp2k, are you trying to borrow a page from the military? PTSD is not prevalent in emergency services, sorry. Most I know with issues simply possess the inability to cope. As much as some administrations try to convince otherwise, we do not get shot at or assaulted on an hourly basis. Everyone who knows Shannon knows her love of the party lifestyle. It just finally caught up with her.

  • jjordan231179 Jun 21, 2012

    Slap on the wrist and she'll keep her job. I said it before and I'll say it again . . . firefighters are all crooked.
    White Devil
    June 21, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    Why would she be fired? If yuo got a DWI would you be fired?

  • not my real name Jun 21, 2012

    Rule #1: drink at home.

  • emtp2k Jun 21, 2012

    It's sad that she was drinking and driving but thank goodness no one was hurt. A lot of firefighters and paramedics I know suffer from PTSD that goes untreated. You can't see the trauma and death they see and it not have a profound effect you. I hope that she will be ok. I agree with others though, if you are going to post that the person was a raleigh firefighter, then you should post it when someone works for Progress energy, Wake Med, or any other employer.

  • trekkie13 Jun 21, 2012

    bobbyj stated: "becasue police and fire fighters are held to a higher standard."

    Police are held to a higher standard because they have sworn to uphold the law. Fire fighters are not law enforcement. Fire fighters are no better than anyone else.

  • hondabyz Jun 21, 2012

    Glad to hear that no one was injured.

  • kermit60 Jun 21, 2012

    becasue police and fire fighters are held to a higher standard.
    Why more than anyone else? Are you saying that it's ok for an average citizen (someone like you) to have low standards when it comes to obeying the law?

  • Scubagirl Jun 21, 2012

    agree w/ kermit60. If WRAL is going to post the occupation of ONE DUI arrest, it should be reported for ALL.