Katy first responder charged in crash that injured firefighter
KATY, Texas – A paramedic with the Katy Fire Department faces a drunken driving charge, after crashing his truck and injuring a passenger, a firefighter with the Rosenberg Fire Department, an arrest warrant obtained by KPRC2 alleges.
Kurt Garrett Turner, 24, has been charged with intoxication assault. The crash critically hurt one of two passengers in Turner's blue Ford F-150 pickup truck. Sam Bryan, a firefighter with the Rosenberg Fire Department is still recovering, nearly two months after the crash, which occurred in the 6000 block of South Mason Road on Feb. 2.
A mugshot of Turner is below:
According to the arrest warrant, an officer from the Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable's Office responded to the crash. When he arrived, the warrant states, Turner could be seen near the front passenger side door performing CPR on Bryan. The arrest warrant states Bryan was lying on his back on the grass, unconscious and covered in blood.
From there, the arrest warrant alleges, Turner denied driving the truck. When asked how he arrived, Turner is accused of saying a friend dropped him off but drove away from the accident scene.
The warrant alleges the deputy constable smelled alcohol coming from Turner, who denied drinking. However, a third passenger is alleged to have told the deputy constable Turner was drinking and that he, Turner and Bryan had left a bar in Katy.
A photo of Bryan is below.
Blood alcohol tests later put Turner's blood alcohol content at 0.124.
The legal limit is .08.
Bryan faces a long road ahead.
The Rosenberg Fire Department is drumming up support, including blood drives and fundraisers for Bryan.
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