Nottingham

Ambulance driver denies drink charge over Notts crash

Robert Else arriving at Nottingham Magistrates' Court
Image caption Mr Else's case has been adjourned until February next year

An ambulance driver has denied driving over the alcohol limit after he was involved in a seven-vehicle crash while on a 999 call.

Four people suffered minor injuries in the collision on the A52 near Bardills Island, Nottingham, on 23 October.

At Nottingham Magistrates' Court Robert Else, 39, from Stapleford, pleaded not guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

The case was adjourned until 3 February 2011 pending further medical evidence and he was granted unconditional bail.

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed Mr Else had resigned with immediate effect at a disciplinary hearing held after the accident.

The vehicle was not carrying a patient at the time of the incident.

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