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Former Lodi fire captain faces DUI, hit-run charges

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:14 pm | Updated: 7:38 pm, Thu Oct 13, 2011.

A former Lodi fire captain faces DUI and hit-and-run charges after he allegedly clipped a woman walking in a crosswalk with his truck.

Scott Thomas was arrested by Lodi police after they identified him as the driver of a green pickup truck that had clipped the woman in a crosswalk at Lower Sacramento Road and Tejon Drive, according to a police report.

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  • Jackson Scott posted at 8:27 pm on Mon, Oct 17, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    So... if Thomas is pleading "not guilty" then why is he not with LFD. The article is unclear. Did he resign? The City would confirm it if he resigned. By the sentence that, "City officials declined to comment on why Thomas left the city," readers can only assume that Thomas did not resign. Poor reporting LNS.

  • Kim Lee posted at 2:32 pm on Sat, Oct 15, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Jerry Bransom: I was wondering how that works. Please explain further. Thanks

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 8:48 am on Sat, Oct 15, 2011.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    As a former member of an all volunteer fire department, I have to ask "Why is there 14 Captains?" Are there 14 stations? I thought there was only one! Out of 56 employees? So ~20% are Captains? Their budget is ~$9 Million? I feel safe now! How many are Battalion Chiefs, 28?

  • Jay Samone posted at 7:57 pm on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    No Jackson - you know what I absolutely LOVE - my earlier comments being removed. Why would that be? It's public record and I wasn't sladnering anyone, was truthful, didn't threaten, nor was I abusive. I was on topic, not lewd, racist or obscene, so WHERE was the reasoning behind my posts being removed?????

    Doesn't matter anyways - I apparently got my point across......

  • Jackson Scott posted at 11:30 am on Thu, Oct 13, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    I love how this story got buried online in Wed's articles. Usually when they post an article online Day 1, and it is in print on Day 2, it will then be in Day 2's online articles. Not this one.... Hmmmm.

    Josh- excellent point.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 9:14 pm on Wed, Oct 12, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    The fact his attorney is Greg Davenport tells me the whole story.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 7:58 pm on Wed, Oct 12, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Wow! So let me get this straight: a drunk guy in a truck bumps a woman in a crosswalk and it takes almost THREE months before charges are filed? Ohhhhh, he works for the ubber-political Lodi Fire Department. And his brothers at the PD have probably taken their sweet time getting this done. And Thomas' BAC wasn't in the police report? Someone is covering up for Thomas.

    How ironic that his attorney is Greg Davenport! As in the son of former "rebel" Council Member and former disgruntled Lodi Fireman Ray Davenport.



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