Phoenix Firefighter Mark Nehrenz Hit a Kid With His Truck and Didn't Bother to Stop. Cops Suspect He Was Drunk

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Police suspect Phoenix firefighter Mark Nehrenz was drunk when he hit a teen with his truck.
Phoenix firefighter Mark Nehrenz was arrested Saturday afternoon after he hit a teenager with his truck and then just drove off, according to police.

The victim suffered a broken hip and is expected to recover.

According to court records obtained by New Times, police suspect that Nehrenz was drunk when he hit the teen, but it's not yet clear how drunk.

Police say Nehrenz was driving his white Toyota pickup truck near 19th Avenue and Bell Road about 4:15 Saturday afternoon when he hit the victim, who was on rollerblades and in the crosswalk.

Nehrenz then drove off.

Witnesses saw what happened and followed Nehrenz to the 2100 block of West Anderson Drive, where he was stopped by police and taken into custody.

Nehrenz was booked into jail on one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident. However, the investigation is ongoing, Phoenix Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times, and he could face additional charges after authorities get back the results of a blood test that will determine whether he was intoxicated.

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miahmdparash
miahmdparash

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hangtheguy
hangtheguy

This guy has had problems with drugs (meth) & alcohol for many years.  Shame on the Phoenix Fire Department for allowing him to remain in the force. 

Sidelines
Sidelines

I hope Mr. Nehrenz had one of the catchy red and white "IAFF" stickers in the back window of his pickup.  It tells the cops to "leave me alone" for traffic violations, unless of course, I run over someone and leave the scene.

LooseCannon
LooseCannon

Because James King and/or his editor is a lazy journalist.  He is well known for making these types of simple proof-reading errors.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

If the kid didn't die, why was this guy charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident?

crazyouthere
crazyouthere

Yeah, I totally agree with "hangtheguy".  He has been relapsing for many years and bringing others down with him.  He has this reputation within the PFD.  Drug and alcohol addiction is very rampant these days, but when is it enough, especially when innocent ones get hurt. 

Tlstwrt1
Tlstwrt1

he was suspended for many years but got clean and sober and worked to get his job back...mind your business

Marlonsdad2
Marlonsdad2

They must have changed it. Leaving the scene of a fatal/injury accident is a felony.

hangtheguy
hangtheguy

Only when you loose a loved one as a result of his behavior and influence (after many years) do you think enough is enough.  Why has the Fire Dept  been protecting him all these years?  Get rid of this scum bag.  He has proven to be irresponsible.  Are we dealing with a "mafia gang" within the department?  The old "brotherhood"must end!!! 

hangtheguy
hangtheguy

The toxicology reports will show how "clean and sober" he was.  You must work for the PFD. 

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