Chicago firefighter charged with DUI

February 10, 2010 3:11:14 PM PST
A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant has been charged with driving under the influence. Gary Podlasek, 53, allegedly drove onto someone's lawn and plowed over a fire hydrant breaking it completely off.

Podlasek is charged with misdemeanor DUI and leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in the 4200-block of West 67th Street.

No one was hurt in the accident.