BROOKINGS, S.D.(KJJQ)- Brookings Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann has retired after 23 years of service.
Deputy Fire Chief Pete Bolzer will serve as Interim Fire Chief.
Hartmann is facing a drunk driving charge after being arrested last month.
According to Police Chief David Erickson, Hartmann was pulled over about midnight on March 19th, was given a field sobriety test, and was then arrested. He was released on bond the following Saturday morning. A court date is set for April 26th.
On this matter, Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno said “the city does not publicly comment on personnel matters.”