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Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Ash Street near Euclid Avenue, according to Spokane police. Chism was cited and released.

The Spokane Fire Department lieutenant was arrested in April after a confrontation with Washington State Patrol troopers near his Stevens County home that possibly was fueled by alcohol. He was placed on “unpaid layoff” status after the incident, and he faces felony assault charges in Stevens County stemming from the incident. That case is pending.

Chism was exonerated in 2008 after the WSP wrongly arrested him in connection with a child pornography case. He sued the WSP and has appealed a judge’s ruling dismissing the suit.

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