An ambulance crew in Nevada found a new way to save lives by pulling over a woman apparently too drunk to realize EMTs don't have arresting powers or notice the gas nozzle sticking out of the tank on her Subaru wagon.
April Westfall, the 40-year-old owner of the Subaru Legacy Outback, didn't notice or didn't care about the Reno ambulance crew attempting to signal to her she was dragging about eight-feet of gas hose connected to the nozzle sticking out of her tank. Unable to get her to slow down, the ambulance then turned on their lights and conducted a quasi-legal traffic stop before calling real state troopers.
Not surprisingly, the woman failed a field sobriety and was booked into the Washoe County Jail. Surprisingly, the woman managed to drive so far with the hose that the police have been unable to determine what gas station it came from.
What happens in Reno is usually a sadder and dimmer version of what happens in Vegas.