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Chesterfield firefighter arrested for DUI, Assaulting police officer

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield firefighter is facing a series of charges related to a suspected drunk driving incident. A police officer says 41-year-old Aubrey Smith tried to outrun the law then turned on the officer.

According to court documents, on the night of June 29th Smith was arrested for speeding, driving under the influence, eluding police, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

The police report says, Smith was driving almost 20 miles over the speed limit on Route 360 in Amelia. When a deputy tried to pull him over, Smith is accused of speeding up, before stopping in his own driveway.

It's there the Amelia County Sheriff says a struggle ensued and Smith was subdued using pepper spray.

While Smith had no comment, his neighbors are shocked by the allegations.

"I was very surprised because he's not that type of person," said neighbor Kimberly Stewart. "He's a great guy, he's always a calm, cool, and collective."

Stewart tells NBC12 she's only seen Smith drink once but his blood alcohol content the night of his arrest is listed as more than twice the legal limit.

"I just hope he doesn't lose his job," Stewart added.

Whether Smith will lose his job is up to the Chesterfield Fire Department. A spokesperson says he can't comment on personnel matters.

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