Drunk ambulance driver fakes hospital visit

An ambulance driver is among 892 people booked by the police for drunk-driving on Saturday night. Poojappa N, 25, was not only drunk but also blared the siren without any purpose as he wasn’t rushing to hospital but only visiting a friend.

Poojappa, of Peenya, was caught by the Halasuru Gate police on Nrupathunga Road, Central Bengaluru. Police were drawn to the ambulance as it was being driven rashly and was blaring the siren non-stop. Police waved it down.

Poojappa initially claimed that he was rushing to Electronics City to take a patient to a hospital. Police didn’t believe him and called up the head office of Kumar Ambulance Services in Malleswaram. Their suspicion wasn’t unfounded. The firm informed them that it hadn’t received any call to take a patient from Electronics City to the hospital.

Poojappa then confessed that he was actually going to meet a friend. Police asked him to take the breathalyser test which found that he was clearly driving under the influence of alcohol.

DH News Service

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