Nightside Report March 1, 2021: Detroit fire captain arrested after crashing department vehicle under influence of alcohol, sources say; Michigan expected to receive 82,700 doses of J&J vaccine this week

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Detroit fire captain arrested on suspicion of driving under influence while on duty
Detroit fire captain arrested on suspicion of driving under influence while on duty

Detroit fire captain arrested after crashing department vehicle under influence of alcohol, sources say

DETROIT – A Detroit fire chief’s SUV was found dangling above the Lodge Freeway at Milwaukee and Baltimore early Monday morning.

The SUV was the Detroit Fire Department’s Chief 5. A fire captain was taken into custody on Monday. Sources said the captain was driving under the influence.

The incident began Monday morning at 2 a.m. when a call came out about a fire on Detroit’s west side at Majestic and Livernois.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 589,150; Death toll now at 15,534

Metro Detroit weather: Break from snowfall, temperatures rise again

Those fleeting snowflakes earlier might be the last we see for more than a week. Temperatures won’t be stuck in a rut, however.

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4 Fast Facts

  • With a stadium that accommodates over 100,000 people students say an in-person graduation ceremony can be held safely, but the school just won’t budge. Click here to read more.
  • It’s been more than a week since the incident, and the woman said she still hasn’t heard from anyone about her car. Click here to read more.
  • A garage in Utica burned to the ground shortly after a man broke into the garage and stole bags filled with items. Click here to read more.
  • It is like the first day of school all over again as many Metro Detroit students return to in-person learning. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Michigan expected to receive 82,700 doses of J&J vaccine this week

The state of Michigan is expected to receive 82,700 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine this week.

The J&J vaccine doses are expected in Michigan by Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said Monday. These doses will go to health departments and hospitals.

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Meijer holds COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Ford Field in Detroit for educators

On Monday, Meijer hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Ford Field for educators and educational staff in Michigan.

A total of 2,600 people got the chance to get vaccinated at the event.

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Fiat Chrysler pleads guilty in corruption case

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, now part of Stellantis, has pleaded guilty in a long-running corruption probe.

Company representatives gave more than $3.5 million in cash and other things of value to senior officials at the United Auto Workers, federal prosecutors in Detroit said as they charged FCA with conspiracy from 2009 to 2016.

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