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August 09, 2014

Woman charged with attacking medic at crash scene

The 23-year-old woman struck a paramedic with an ambulance door while he was attempting to render aid

By EMS1 Staff

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — An irate woman struck a paramedic with an ambulance door while he was attempting to render aid at the scene of a crash early Friday.

TampaBay.com reported that as paramedics Kevin Harris and Jon Scott exited an ambulance, 23-year-old Alisha Marie Boyton verbally accosted Scott near the driver's side of the ambulance. She then approached the passenger side and tried to shut the door on Harris.

Harris was able to force his way out. He and Scott then assisted those injured in the crash, according to the report.

A deputy who arrived noticed a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana on Boyton, according to the report. She was later arrested on charges of battery. At the Hernando County Detention Center, deputies discovered a bag of marijuana inside her bra, and she was also charged with possession and introduction of contraband into a jail, according to the report.

She remained in jail Friday evening without bail.

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