'Intoxicated' ambulance driver arrested in Cape Town

Image: 123RF/ Pumidol Leelerdsakulvong

The driver of an ambulance that collided with a police officer in a private vehicle in Cape Town on Tuesday was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol.

Provincial Emergency Medical & Forensic Pathology Services spokesman Robert Daniels said the driver of the ambulance was on duty at the time of the collision at 7.30am.

“An on-duty EMS personnel member driving an EMS vehicle was arrested on Stock Road in Mitchell’s Plain for allegedly driving under the influence which resulted in a collision with a private vehicle driven by a SAPS officer‚” said Daniels.

“Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services sincerely regret the incident‚ is taking it very seriously and have launched a full investigation into the allegations. Following the outcome of the investigation‚ the staff member will be disciplined according [to] the most appropriate means necessary‚” he added.

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