EMT: Guardian or Big Brother?

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LegalEagle

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If an ambulance is on private property and the driver encounters a person who seems intoxicated but does not require medical attention, should they call the police to have them arrested?
 

Linuss

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Depends. Why is EMS there in the first place? Is the person seeming to be a danger to themselves at all? How far gone is "intoxicated"?



Seems as though by your name and title of the thread, that you were the drunk person...
 
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LegalEagle

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No danger to themselves or others. Harmless but likely drunk. No known reason why ambulance was in the area as there were no injuries requiring an ambulance to be summoned.
 

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If police arrested you for PI, there was probably reason to. If there was reason to that the police noticed, the ambulance crew probably noticed too, and did not feel safe for you.
 

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On your land =/= in private.

Go sit in your car with your engine running with a BAC of .20 and see if you can get off from a DUI due to being on your property.
 

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Id call the cops. For all i know youre gonna pass out drunk and downed in your vomit or in a position where youre not getting good circulation.

Just transported someone a few shifts ago who passed out drunk with his legs hanging over the couch arm rest in such a way he cut off blood flow.

Fell asleep drunk woke up with compartment syndrome.

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Linuss

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What you'll find out is that "private property", just like many other laws, do not usually apply to police, firefighters and EMS personnel when in the process of doing their legal duties.
 

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Sitting in a car with an engine running was not the circumstance. Thanks for your insights!
Correct, but same legal idea to advise you on the inaccuracy of "private property", which is what you asked about.
 

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Too much of this thread sounds like somebody asking about a specific incident.
 
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