Responder’s license suspended after driving drunk to call

James Perry pleaded guilty to driving under the influence while responding to a suspected drowning


By News Staff

BATH, Maine — A firefighter-paramedic’s license was suspended after he pleaded guilty to responding to a medical call while under the influence of alcohol.

NY Post reported that James Perry, 55, was responding to a call about a suspected drowning in September while working as a paramedic for Mid Coast Hospital when police said they noticed signs of intoxication.

James Perry pleaded guilty to responding to a medical call while under the influence of alcohol. (Photo/Bath Police Dept.)
James Perry pleaded guilty to responding to a medical call while under the influence of alcohol. (Photo/Bath Police Dept.)

Perry was arrested, and police said his blood alcohol level was tested at .08 percent.

Police said it was later determined there was no drowning.

A hospital spokesperson said Perry is no longer employed there.

Perry was sentenced to a 150-day license suspension and ordered to pay a fine of $500.

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