Medic misses address, charged with driving while intoxicated
The medic allegedly refused field sobriety tests and was taken to police headquarters
By EMS1 Staff
HACKETTSTOWN. N.J. — A medic who police saw drive past the address for a medical call was later charged with driving while intoxicated.
Police say James Rigney Jr., 39, of Hackettstown First Aid & Rescue Squad, drove the wrong way into the complex after initially travelling past the location.
The Star Ledger reported police smelled alcohol coming from Rigney Jr. when he exited the ambulance.
He allegedly refused field sobriety tests and was brought to police headquarters where he was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated in a school zone and careless driving.
He was released pending a court appearance, the report said.