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Mayor Calls For Resignation Of Assistant Fire Chief

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Stamford fire department official is under investigation and the mayor is asking for his resignation after he allegedly crashed a city-owned vehicle into a parked car and left.

 The Stamford Advocate reports the crash happened early Thursday and involved Assistant Fire Chief William Smith.

Smith did not return a call from the newspaper seeking comment.
Police Chief Jon Fontneau says Smith later called to report the crash. Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor and awaiting results of toxicology tests.

Mayor Michael Pavia says Smith has had a great career but he must resign or the mayor will take “further action.”
Smith has been honored for his work during Superstorm Sandy and was incident commander during the 2011 Christmas fire that killed three young girls and their grandparents.
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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com
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