Ind. EMS chief arrested, charged with driving under influence

Douglas Randell was placed on leave without pay pending a fire safety board hearing


By Leila Merrill

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Douglas Randell, Plainfield’s division chief of emergency medical services, was arrested Saturday and faces two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

CBS4 Indy reported that it was not the chief's first offense; Randell was charged with criminal mischief in February.

Douglas Randell has served as Plainfield Fire Territory Division Chief of EMS since September 2016, according to a Facebook post by the division. He previously served with the St. Louis Fire Department.
Douglas Randell has served as Plainfield Fire Territory Division Chief of EMS since September 2016, according to a Facebook post by the division. He previously served with the St. Louis Fire Department. (Photo/Plainfield Fire Territory)

The Plainfield Fire Department placed him on administrative leave without pay pending a fire safety board hearing.

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