Police: Man drove friend to hospital in bucket of stolen loader, blocked ambulance bay

Police said the man's BAC was .184


Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. — A 32-year-old who drove his friend to a Lincoln hospital in the bucket of a front-end loader Friday night got popped for DUI and felony theft after blocking the ambulance bay with the stolen machinery, police say.

Officer Erin Spilker said Jordan Evans had taken the $75,000 front-end loader from Sixth and Plum streets to Bryan West and showed up at the hospital with a 40-year-old man in the bucket just before 11 p.m. Friday.

Nebraska police say a man drove his friend to the hospital in the bucket of a stolen loader Friday.
Nebraska police say a man drove his friend to the hospital in the bucket of a stolen loader Friday. (Photo/ariesa66, Pixabay)

Evans was taking the man to the hospital because he was injured, she said.

Police saw a bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and believed Evans was intoxicated. The owner, Taylor Excavating, said he didn't have permission to take the loader.

They arrested Evans on suspicion of felony theft, fourth-offense DUI and driving during a 15-year license revocation.

Spilker said his BAC tested .184, more than double the legal limit, at the jail.

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