This San Antonio firefighter was promoted, then arrested days later

Lt. Brandon Griffin arrested on suspicion of DWI

By Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio firefighter who was recently promoted, was days later arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a Bexar County Sheriff's sergeant spotted him driving on the wrong side of the road, according to court records,

San Antonio Fire Department Lieutenant Brandon Griffin, 40, was arrested Jan. 30 around 2:15 a.m. on a misdemeanor charge of DWI.

According to a blood draw search warrant, Griffin was pulled over after he was seen driving the wrong direction in the 4700 block of W. Loop 1604 South.

He told a deputy conducting a field sobriety test that he had "drank two beers at the Spurs' game."

Griffin had been promoted four days earlier, an SAFD spokesman confirmed this week.

The spokesman said via email that Griffin has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of his criminal case.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 21.


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