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Man allegedly steals ambulance that came to crash

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. – A man was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance that arrived to help him after a car crash. The California Highway Patrol said a 20-year-old man drove his Honda Accord off State Route 299 and over an embankment into several trees Thursday night.

When emergency personnel arrived, he refused treatment. Instead he hopped into the ambulance and sped away.

CHP officers and Humboldt County deputies gave chase and managed to disable the ambulance by laying spikes on the road.

The man was booked into jail on suspicion of evading a police officer, stealing an emergency vehicle and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Colorado withdraws ticket issued to good Samaritan

DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of its path.

Bus driver Jim Moffett of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb. 20.

Moffett, 58, suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday.

The State Patrol said in a statement that it withdrew the citation “after examining the … circumstances” and consulting with prosecutors. A patrol spokesman didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

The patrol initially said that despite Moffett’s intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.

Citations against the other citizen and one of the two women were also withdrawn. The other woman wasn’t cited because troopers said she wasn’t directly involved.

The two women and the other good Samaritan were passengers on Moffett’s Regional Transportation District bus.
“He told his son he’d do it again, which really upsets me because he almost lost his life,” Donna Moffett said.

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