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ETX firefighter arrested for DWI

Christopher Combs. (Source: Smith County Jail) Christopher Combs. (Source: Smith County Jail)

A Lindale firefighter has been arrested for DWI after crashing into a Tyler gas station last November.

On Tuesday, 29-year-old Christopher Combs was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration greater than .15.

In November, Tyler Police said Combs crashed into an Exxon gas station on Gentry Parkway after dozing off behind the wheel.

One of the gas station pumps was completely uprooted. Surveillance video from the crash showed the ice cream freezer inside the store slid across the floor when one gas pump hit the building.

The clerk working at the time said he had just closed up the store and barely escaped injury.

"There is just a right time of calculation, even a wrong time of calculation, and I was going to be totally smashed, thank God," Mohd Nayeen said.

Combs is out of jail on a $5,000 bond.

Lindale Fire Chief Jerry Garner says Combs has been indefinitely suspended from the Lindale Fire Department.

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