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EMS Driver Caught Driving Drunk

State police in Swiftwater arrested a woman for driving an EMS vehicle drunk on December 29.

The emergency service driver was stopped for speeding and following another vehicle too closely. Arresting officers determined she was too impaired to drive.

Each year automobile accidents in Pennsylvania claim the lives of more than 1,000 people and injure another 85,000 more. More than 70 percent of the state’s auto accidents in 2010 resulted in an injury or fatality.

Far too many of these wrecks were caused by a driver’s negligence or recklessness.

Following is from the Scranton Times-Tribune:

A Monroe County woman was arrested Saturday for driving an emergency medical services vehicle while under the influence.

State police at Swiftwater stopped Stacy M. Ems, 23, Paradise Twp., around 1 AM for speeding and following another vehicle too closely on Buttermilk Falls Road, a report said.

When speaking with Ms. Ems, police found her to be intoxicated to a degree that “rendered her incapable” of driving safely, police said.

In automobile accidents, “negligence” is the failure of a motor vehicle operator to exercise due care, which results in an accident, injury or death.

“Recklessness” is a conscious disregard for a substantial and unjustifiable risk that is created by the individual’s conduct.
 

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