The former fire chief in Pontiac has been sentenced to six months in prison for taking a bribe to ignore violations at a bar.
Ex-Pontiac Fire Chief Jeffrey Hawkins has been convicted of bribery for taking payment in exchange for ignoring code violations at a bar.
West Bloomfield Fire Chief Jay Wiseman said the driver of the SUV was involved in an accident at Green Lake and Commerce roads around 9:50 a.m. and veered into the building.
An alert neighbor spotted the fire in Clinton Township and called 911. The fire broke out Tuesday evening at the Schultz Estates Condo Complex near Garfield and Canal.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a two year investigation shows Hawkins allegedly took $1,000 in exchange for allowing a bar to stay open despite code violations.
A Detroit Fire Department battalion chief was involved in an accident Thursday morning.