Lohse was backing up engine 64 into a garage when the fire engine “side-swiped a pillar along side the township building,” according to the incident report.
The crash happened at approximately 11:15 a.m., and about two hours later, Lohse was required under township policy to take a breath test for blood-alcohol content, according to the report.
Lohse took two breath tests. The first indicated his blood-alcohol content was .102, and the second, administered 20 minutes later, indicated his BAC was .094, according to the report.
Lohse told his supervisor that he had consumed alcohol at a party the night before, according to the report.
Lohse was introduced as a new firefighter in the township’s fall/winter 2015 newsletter “Beavercreek in Touch.”
Lohse had previously worked as a volunteer for Kettering Fire while earning his fire and EMS certifications from Sinclair Community College, according to the newsletter.
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He worked part-time for Kettering then full-time on Springfield’s fire department before being hired by Beavercreek Twp., according to the newsletter.
We are seeking comment from Lohse for this report.