According to FHP, the DUI crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on February 21 along the 1600 block of West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. A deputy was conducting a roadside DUI investigation along the boulevard when a vehicle rear-ended his patrol cruiser.
According to a preliminary report from the Railroad Commission of Texas, the explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on January 29 at a pair of oil wells off County Road 127 near Deanville in Burleson County. Workers were upgrading a wellhead when an unexpected amount of natural gas entered the 8,500-foot-deep well and ignited.
Hildreth, 60, was charged with DUI with injuries and leaving the scene of an injury. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $125,000 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Alexander Bradford Jacobson, 30, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter. He was ordered held on $150,000 bond during his first court appearance on Monday. It is unclear if he has acquired an attorney.
A new state study conducted in Richmond, Virginia, found that the state’s workers’ compensation system unfairly blocks firefighters and public safety employees from receiving the health benefits they deserve for the diseases and injuries they suffer because of their jobs.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) recommended the state consider changing the law to add two forms of cancer—brain and testicular cancer—to its list of diseases presumed to have been caused by chemicals firefighters are exposed to when fighting fires. The report also recommends the addition of colon cancer, even though current studies are less conclusive on its link to work-related exposure.