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Sikh temple shooter had history of getting in trouble for drinking


UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - Wade Michael Page was fired as a commercial truck driver in 2010, because he broke the company’s policy on impaired driving.

That’s what Barr-Nunn Transportation of Granger Iowa said Tuesday about the gunman in the Oak Creek temple shootings.

Page was a solo driver for the company for four years.

That was before he got a citation two years ago for impaired driving in North Carolina – and he refused to submit to alcohol-and-drug tests after he got picked up.

Page was driving his own vehicle on his own time, but Barr-Nunn trucking said he still violated the firm’s conduct-and-disciplinary policy.

Apparently, it was not the first time that alcohol got Page in trouble.

The AP said he was demoted in 1998 as an Army psychological operations specialist, because he was drinking on duty and going AWOL.

The 40-year-old Page was killed by an Oak Creek police officer soon after Sunday’s shootings which killed six Sikh Temple members, and wounded two others and an Oak Creek police lieutenant.