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Outrage after firefighter arrested for blocking traffic while helping accident victims

By Mason White 9:15 AM February 7, 2014
Firefighter arrested 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) Many people believe that a police officer overstepped his boundaries by arresting an on duty firefighter.

Authorities from the California Highway Patrol and Chula Vista Fire Department, were dispatched to a car accident on the South Bay Interstate.

Things got out of control when an officer decided to arrest a firefighter while he was assisting the injured.

Firefighters responded to the accident after the car crashed and went over a guardrail around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

An officer asked firefighters to move three of their fire trucks to a different spot because it was blocking traffic to the fast lane.

While two firefighters followed the officer’s order and moved their truck, a third firefighter, Jacob Gregoire, refused to do so, as he was assisting the injured people.

The officer then ordered Gregoire to come with him. Gregoire was handcuffed and placed in the squad car.

Gregoire, who has been with the fire department for 12 years, spend about 30 minutes in the back of the patrol car.

However, when supervisors from both agencies intervened, he was released without charges.