Officer and firefighter charged in DWI cases

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Each man put on paid leave during investigations

Two public servants are on paid leave after each was charged with driving while intoxicated in separate incidents, officials said.

Fort Worth police Sgt. Kelly Peel said Andrew DeBerry was arrested at 2:55 a.m. Saturday on FM156 on a DWI charge.

Officer Ryan Grelle, a Denton police spokesman, said DeBerry has been a police officer with the department for 15 years.

A day earlier, Denton police were arresting a Denton firefighter on the same charge.

Brandon Galbraith was charged with driving while intoxicated in the 100 block of East Hickory Street. Grelle said Galbraith was arrested early Friday.

Deputy Chief Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said Galbraith is a 12-year firefighter and paramedic with the department.

Both agencies said the two charged are on paid administrative leave pending internal investigations within their departments.

— Megan Gray

 


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