Firefighter charged with driving under the influence


DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – A veteran Dawson County firefighter has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest on a DUI charge on February 1.

Lt. Mike Baumgartner, 31, was arrested at 4:45 p.m., following a single-vehicle crash at 6175 Hwy. 9, just south of the Forsyth County line. He was not on duty at the time.

Dawson County EMA Director and Fire Chief Danny Thompson said Baumgartner “has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation and a criminal trial.”


Fetch Your News is a hyper local news outlet that covers Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns and Murray counties as well as Cherokee County in N.C. FYN attracts 300,000+ page views per month, 3.5 million impressions per month and approximately 15,000 viewers per week on and up to 60,000 Facebook page reach. If you would like to follow up-to-date local events in any of those counties, please visit us at



Leave a comment

Back to Top