Firefighter in DUI That Sent Teen To Hospital is Indicted


Lt. Christopher Rayphand was driving a 2003 Dodge Dakota at the time he allegedly struck the girl with his car.

Guam – The firefighter accused of hitting a girl with his car while driving under the influence was indicted by a Superior Court grand jury.


Lt. Christopher Rayphand, who is assigned to the Dededo Fire Station, was indicted on December 7 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol with injuries as a third degree felony and DUI as a misdemeanor. The indictment charges Lt. Rayphand with driving even while under the influence of alcohol.

It happened last weekend along Route 16 in Harmon near the Shell gas station. According to a magistrate complaint, Lt. Rayphand, who was off-duty at the time, swerved into the median lane and struck the 16-year-old female victim who was then taken to the Guam Regional Medical City with serious injuries.

The complaint says that Lt. Rayphand failed a field sobriety test and admitted to consuming some alcohol.

His arraignment is scheduled for December 23 at 8:30 am. He’s currently out on house arrest.





  1. The firefighter may have been intoxicated but did the girl play a part in getting hit? Did she dash onto the street in front of this guy? Earlier today, I almost hit a Micronesian girl who suddenly dashed out onto the street in front of my vehicle. She never made and attempt to stop and wait. I just don’t understand the mind set of those who walk or dash onto traffic with ZERO regard for their safety. Maybe it’s a cultural thing.

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