Battalion chief with Suffolk Fire and Rescue charged with DWI

Battalion Chief Craig Abraham (Photo courtesy of the city of Suffolk)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Virginia State Police arrested Craig Abraham on a charge of DWI, first offense, on May 6.

Court documents on May 6 show Battalion Chief Craig Abraham hit a jersey wall on Interstate 64 westbound, near the 4th View Street exit.

According to an affidavit for a search warrant, the trooper approached the car as Abraham was being treated, and according to the trooper, he had “a strong odor of alcohol.”

A preliminary breathalizer test and an eye test showed signs of impairment. The trooper reportedly saw no signs of trauma, but Abraham was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

The search inventory and return show medical records and lab test results were obtained, including blood test results.

After a panel review, Abraham remains an active employee of the City of Suffolk.