UPDATE: High Springs keeps Fire Chief after DUI arrest

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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. UPDATE (Jan 28, 2019, 5:24pm):
After an internal investigation, the city has decided to keep Gillingham on-board as High Spring's Fire Chief.

"I decided because he was a good employee, had not caused any problem in the past, that I would put him on leave," said High Springs City Manager Ed Booth.

Gillingham will be suspended without pay for the next three weeks and will be on probation until late July.

He will also be required to complete a DUI rehabilitation course.


UPDATE (Jan 22, 2019, 11:52am): High Springs City Manager Ed Booth says that High Springs Fire Chief Bruce Gillingham is on leave while the city investigates his arrest for D.U.I. Booth says they plan on making a decision about Gillingham's future with the city on Monday, January 28.


High Springs Fire Chief Bruce Gillingham, 41, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, according to the Florida Highway Patrols.

Troopers were called to a crash, Friday evening, on US 27 south of Main Street in Alachua County.

When they arrived, troopers found one of the two drivers involved to be Gillingham, who they determined to be driving under the influence.

Gillingham was arrested and booked into the Alachua County Jail.