In Salt Lake City a domestic dispute got a bit out of hand when guns became involved, but only got stranger from there. Around 10.30 in the evening a man kicked down the door to an apartment and began to fire inside. The resident of the home fired back with his own gun and managed to scare away the intruder, but he had still suffered a gunshot wound.
At this point a woman inside the house—police haven’t revealed if it was a sister, wife or girlfriend of the victim—placed the man in her car and drove him to the hospital. The man in her car was in a critical condition and needed medical treatment immediately. When she finally made it to the hospital the man was taken inside and quickly stabilised by medical professionals.
The woman, however, was arrested.
Turned out she was drunk… very drunk.
“As they were leaving, a female was driving a car and she was intoxicated and came around the corner and ploughed into these three cars here, in an attempt to get the guy that was shot to the hospital,” said police sergeant Darren Carr who witnessed the event.
The woman, apparently, struck a lot of cars on her way to the hospital, and police say she is lucky she didn’t hurt anyone. While the gunshot victim was in critical condition it didn’t mean she was justified in risking other people’s lives. Police say she should have called emergency services and let an ambulance and the paramedics come to her. Things may not have turned out so well for her if she’d killed someone on the way over.
Woman arrested after driving gun shot victim to hospital while under the influence According to Sergeant Darren Carr, a man kicked in the door of an apartment when the male inside fired shots at the intruder. At this point, the male who fired the shot ra… https://t.co/BJOVR1158c— Oremus4Pacem (@1032shotsfired) 4 March 2018
In Australia a similar event happened when one drunk man drove his car into a lamppost. He was so angry about the damage he had caused he punched a lamppost, breaking several bones in his hand and giving himself some deep cuts. Unfortunately the passenger, who was three times over the limit, decided that meant he should get his friend to the hospital ASAP, and also that he should be the one to drive.
Witnesses describe the man as swerving across the road while on the way to the hospital. At one point, they say, he nearly crashed into a concrete barrier when the original driver reached across and jerked the steering wheel out of his hand. The man in question pled guilty to drink driving offences and was fined $1800 and given an 8-month driving ban.