Video: Miss. EMT charged with DUI for erratic driving during transport
A concerned motorist who noticed the ambulance drifting on and off the road began filming and called the police
Mississippi American Medical Response EMT Kerstii Groce, who was charged with DUI last month after video showed her ambulance being driven erratically, has pleaded not guilty, saying she was not intoxicated but having a seizure at the time of the incident. Read more.
By Laura French
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi EMT has been charged with DUI after a video was captured of an ambulance being driven erratically, reportedly with a patient inside.
American Medical Response EMT Kerstii Groce was arrested by Moss Point police on Saturday after another concerned motorist noticed the ambulance drifting on and off the road, began filming and called the police, according to WLOX.
The witness said he feared someone would be injured or killed and followed the ambulance honking and yelling for the rig to be pulled over. He said when the rig finally stopped he found another EMT and a patient in the back, and that Groce told him the crew was performing a non-emergency transport.
Wow ever ran me off road. Followed her for several miles like before exit 57 to almost gran bay.Seen enough police were called .but couldnt take it no more i pulled her over till police got there. She was arrested for dui ( zanixed out) sad thing is she was transporting a patient and co workerPosted by Richard Freshour on Sunday, August 23, 2020
American Medical Response did not confirm any details about the incident but released a statement saying Groce was placed on unpaid leave.
"The safety of our team members and patients is of utmost importance to us, and the leave will remain in effect until the resolution of the investigation," AMR said in its statement, according to WLOX.
Groce posted bail and was released on Sunday.
More footage of close callPosted by Richard Freshour on Monday, August 24, 2020