An Oklahoma State Trooper stopped an ambulance rushing a patient to hospital over a perceived failure to yield and ended up assaulting the EMT on board. New dash cam footage reveals the Trooper's view.
The incident happened on May 24 when Trooper Daniel Martin took exception to a "hand signal" the driver of the ambulance made as Martin passed it. When Martin eventually pulled the ambulance over, Maurice White hopped out of the back and attempted to reason with Martin, asking him to let them take the patient to hospital before Martin issued a ticket.
Click to viewAs clearly seen in the video, the situation quickly devolved into Martin assaulting White and threatening arrest. The arrest was never made, but Oklahoma police have informed White that he should be prepared to turn himself in should a warrant be issued for his arrest.
Throughout the incident, the female patient in the back seat can be heard screaming in either panic or pain, maybe both. Her husband captured the cell phone video of Martin assaulting White.
After these videos were shot, the ambulance was allowed to continue to the hospital, where it's driver received a written warning for failing to yield. Officer Martin is now on paid leave pending a disciplinary review.
[via Tulsa World]