An ambulance driver in Georgia killed a dialysis patient after crashing the vehicle while under the influence, police said.
Kevin T. McCorvey was arrested and charged with DUI combination less safe, first-degree homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and possession of an open container after the crash, the Georgia State Patrol said of the preliminary investigation in a statement.
McCorvey, 34, had been driving a 2007 Ford Econoline Prime Care EMS ambulance on West Campbellton Street in Fairburn when he veered off the west shoulder of the roadway, overturning the vehicle into a ditch.
The driver had been transporting Wilton Thomason Jr., 66, who was found to be unrestrained in the ambulance and suffered fatal injuries, authorities said.
McCorvey was then arrested and taken to Fulton County Jail, the statement said.
According to CNN, McCorvey and a second person who was working in the ambulance were stopped by a Fairburn Police officer who tried to leave the scene in an Uber. Calling GSP troopers for backup, the ambulance driver failed a sobriety test and admitted to “smoking marijuana, taking Adderall and drinking a beer” while driving, per the outlet.
The second person working in the ambulance has not been charged, police said, per CNN.
Bazydlo said blood samples were taken and the results from a toxicology report are still pending.
Georgia State law requires a clinical evaluation and the attendance of a DUI / Risk Reduction Program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:
- Drug Possession
- Other drug offenses
- Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol
Before getting behind the wheel after having a few, consider the many reasons why you should not.