Weber Fire District Captain Joseph Gannon is on paid leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.
Ogden police arrested Gannon, 45, on Aug. 21 on suspicion of causing an injury accident while driving under the influence and booked him into Weber County Jail. He was released the same day.
"It is very unfortunate," said Weber Fire District Chief David Austin on Tuesday. "Joe is a very good officer with the district. He is well respected by his peers and serves the public really well."
After the accident, Gannon immediately called his department to tell them about the situation, after which he was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Austin said. The fire department is in talks with their attorneys and wants to make sure they have all the information before making a decision, Austin added.