Nottingham

Ambulance driver admits drink charge over 999 crash

Robert Else arriving at Nottingham Magistrates' Court
Image caption Robert Else had previously denied the charge

An ambulance driver has admitted he was over the alcohol limit when he was involved in a seven-vehicle crash while answering a 999 call.

Four people were injured in the accident on the A52 near Bardills Island, Nottingham, on 23 October.

Robert Else pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at the city's magistrates' court.

The 39-year-old, from Stapleford, was given a 12-month community order, including 200 hours of unpaid work.

He had initially denied the charge but changed his plea ahead of the hearing on Tuesday.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has confirmed Mr Else resigned with immediate effect at a disciplinary hearing held after the crash.

The ambulance was not carrying a patient at the time of the incident, it said.

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