Teen arrested for punching EMT in the face

Richard Fuentes, 17, punched a female EMT in the face while being transported to the hospital after being arrested for public intoxication

By EMS1 Staff

WICHITA FALLS, Texas —A teen is in custody after allegedly punching a female EMT in the face.

News Channel 6 reported that police found Richard Fuentes passed out in a truck with his feet hanging out when they responded to an occupied vehicle check call.

Police said Fuentes’ eyes were bloodshot, they could smell alcohol on his breath and he was slurring his words. They arrested him for public intoxication, but had him transported to the hospital due to the level of intoxication they believed him to be under.

On the way to the hospital, Fuentes was not handcuffed and police said he became verbally aggressive to the EMT.

When they arrived at the hospital, Fuentes allegedly punched the EMT in her face and she fell back into the ambulance. Police took Fuentes to the ground and put him in handcuffs.

He was charged with assault on a public servant and public intoxication.

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