Comedian and radio personality Chad Zumock, who was charged with drunken driving after crashing his car into a tree in Lakewood on Friday, has been fired from his job at WMMS.
The 37-year-old co-host of the Alan Cox Show on WMMS, who lives just a couple blocks away from the incident, was not injured in the early morning crash. However, he refused to take a breathalyzer test.
Cleveland.com reported that Zumock’s arrest “voided a contract he had signed with Clear Channel Communications," the parent company of the radio station.
Alan Cox announced the news over the air on Monday.
Zumock, a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School and former Kent State University student, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to control and a seatbelt violation.
His bond was set at 10 percent of $3,000, and he was released.
According to the police report, he was traveling 20 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. Zumock was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to control and a seatbelt violation.
Zumock had performed just hours before the crash in Cuyahoga Falls. His Hall and Oates cover band, I Can’t Believe it’s not Hall and Oates, is scheduled to play at the House of Blues Friday night.
Zumock was also arrested in Kent in 2008 for drunken driving, prior to joining WMMS.