Driver Facing DUI Charges after his Vehicle Strikes a Parked Ambulance
MOULTRIE, GA — According to an online news report at moultrieobserver.com, a driver who was not of a legal age to drink is facing DUI charges for crashing his vehicle into a parked ambulance.*
The driver of the vehicle is a nineteen-year-old man from Crestwood Lane. In testing his blood alcohol level, it came out to be over twice the legal limit to safely operate a vehicle. The man was charged with a DUI (under the age of 21).
At the time of the accident, police officers were at the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue SE early in the morning over the weekend to investigate the death of a 59 year old. As officers were conducting their investigation, they heard a loud noise outside and left the scene of the death to find out what had happened.
A 2015 Honda CR-V hit an ambulance head-on, and the driver, as a result, started to cry. Police asked him if he was ok and he noted that he had a lot of stress and wanted to go home.
When asked for his license, the nineteen-year-old couldn’t find it. The man’s eyes, according to police, were bloodshot and hazier and his breath had an odor of alcohol. When exiting his car to perform a field sobriety test, he was observed as being “unbalanced.” When a Breathalyzer was performed, he registered at twice the legal limit – 0.170 grams. The legal limit is 0.08 grams.
The nineteen-year-old was arrested and charged with a DUI. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
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