LONG BEACH (CBS) — A former Long Beach fire captain behind bars on a DUI offense is in trouble one again, this time for being drunk in jail.

John David Hines, 38, was serving time for felony drunk driving charges when he allegedly filtered hand sanitizer and got drunk off the ethanol it produced.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports Hines had a blood alcohol level of .22 — nearly three times the legal driving limit — when he was discovered staggering around in jail.

Hines was originally sentenced to more than four years behind bars for a hit and run incident that left a bicyclist with severe injuries.

That sentence was stayed to a year in jail plus probation.

Hines now faces new charges and possible prison time for probation violations.

Long Beach Fire Captain Pleads Guilty To Hit-And-Run DUI

Comments (6)
  1. ginny says:

    Put his original 4 years back into effect. Some people never get the message.

  2. Cougo says:

    Filtered hand sanitizer got him to .22%. I really don’t think so. Somebody slipped him a bottle obviously and they are making a (very lame) attempt to cover their rears.

  3. Realist says:

    This public servant is a hard core alcoholic with total disregard of the judicial system and just slapped the victim in the face and flipped off the judge and taxpayers with this behavior. The worst part is this man was probably showing up drunk at the fire station and probably drunk on the job but it was most likely covered up or his coworkers just looked the other way while collecting paychecks from the citizens.

    A pathetic example of a man and an equally pathetic example of a public service employee.

    I wonder if Joe Public ran over an innocent citizen while blind drunk would have gotten a year in jail and probation?

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