Ambulance driver charged with driving under the influence

kward1@herald-leader.comApril 20, 2013 

The driver of an ambulance was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Pike County on Saturday.

State police said they got a call from someone who reported that the Appalachian First Response ambulance had hit a guardrail and was weaving while heading on south on Ky. 319.

The driver, Jeffrey J. Hignite of Hazard, was arrested and charged with DUI, first offense. He was taken to the Pike County Detention Center.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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