CLEVELAND (WEWS) — A high-ranking Cleveland Fire Department official has been arrested a second time over a span of two days for allegedly trying to board a plane while intoxicated.
According to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s office, Fire Battalion Chief William Graham was taken into custody at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday just after 7 a.m.
Graham was arrested for disorderly conduct, authorities said.
Graham was first arrested Monday for disorderly conduct at the airport. That incident happened around 1 p.m.
According to the police citations, Graham was allegedly drunk and acting belligerent at one of the airport’s gates. In both cases, an airline refused to allow him to board a plane.
The citations state that Graham had a “heavy odor” of alcohol coming from him.
He is currently on restricted duty.
Graham has worked for the Cleveland Fire Department for the past three decades, the mayor’s office stated.
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