Ceresco firefighter charged with DUI

Rodney Lovell

By:  Newsroom

Rodney Lovell is accused of driving and wrecking a Ceresco fire truck while under the influence of alcohol.

Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff says Lovell will be arraigned July 10 for the DUI charge.  Authorities say on May 28, Lovell, a volunteer firefighter, was responding to a fire in Valparaiso.  The Saunders County Sheriff's office says Lovell drove the fire truck into a ditch. 

If convicted, Lovell could face up to 6 months in prison.  No word on whether Lovell will continue to be a firefighter for Ceresco.