Wiregrass Newsroom: Ozark Fire Chief on administrative leave

Ozark, Ala. (WSFA) -- The city of Ozark is without a fire chief tonight.  City Clerk Billy Blackwell tells WSFA 12 News Chief Dempsey Barefield is on administrative leave while authorities investigate allegations that he showed up at a wreck last week while under the influence of alcohol.

According to Blackwell, a determination on whether Barefield would remain on leave could come by next week.