A volunteer for the Eagles Mere Ambulance Association was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after the ambulance he was driving crashed over the weekend while transporting a patient to a hospital, according to the state police and the Eagles Mere fire chief.
Two emergency medical technicians suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the state police and Brian Smith, chief of the Eagles Mere Volunteer Fire Company.
John Huhn, 67, of Eagles Mere was driving the 2000 Ford 550 ambulance south on state Route 3007 in Shrewsbury Township at 9:30 p.m. Sunday when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway, according to the state police at Laporte.
The ambulance traveled off the western side of the roadway and into a ditch, state police said.
As a former volunteer EMT and fireman, I never went on a call drunk. Maybe 1 or 2 beers for a grass fire, but that was about it.
In the good old days, when they actually had beer in the fire station, sometimes a person would drink a little after training or a fire call, but almost every time, they knew if they had a call, they would not go on the call. They would help out at the station and help out on the radios, but not go to the scene.
Boy, how things have changed.