** New York EMT arrested for driving under the influence
** Former Wisconsin medic dies 14 years after catastrophic ambulance crash
UNITED STATES NEWS
** A New York EMT from Brooklyn has been charged with driving under the influence after being found passed out behind the wheel of his car Sunday. The Patch (Kathleen Culliton/September 25) said Avalos Francisco, 32, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. near the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. According to the newspaper, the car key was still in the ignition and the vehicle’s motor was running. There is no word on his next court date.
** A former Wisconsin medic from Mosinee died Saturday, some 14 years after an ambulance accident that left him paralyzed. WAOW (Cassandra Ambrosius/September 25) said funeral services for Matt Deicher are set for Wednesday. According to the news service, Deicher suffered critical injuries in July of 2003 following a rollover crash in which the patient died. Deicher was paralyzed from neck down in the incident. Investigators later said inclement weather, excessive speed, and tires in bad condition all contributed to the mishap.