An ambulance that had been driving for three hours with a mother and three-year-old boy as passengers was only minutes away from the hospital when it was struck with such force it rolled over.
When police arrived at the scene, police discovered that Duran was not only completely wasted with blood-shot eyes and slurring speech, but was an illegal immigrant who didn’t even have a drivers license.
[…] Romero submitted to a breathalyzer and registered more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Police also learned that he is in the country illegally and that he has never had a driver’s license.
The family has not identified the boy. However, the boy’s mother, who was in the car with him at the time and suffered minor injuries, has been identified as Lyndsay Ann Oakes, right. Oakes is pictured above with her boyfriend and two of their sons.
According to court documents, a witness told police after the crash that Romero had ‘bloodshot, glassy eyes’, slurred speech’ and looked ‘grossly impaired’.
He was allegedly so drunk that he couldn’t even sign his name to court documents and wasn’t aware that he had hit an ambulance with a small child inside.[…]
The ambulance had been driving for more than three hours when the crash happened. It had picked up the boy and his mother from their home in Wise, Virginia and was just minutes away from their destination – Wake Forest Baptist Medical – when the crash happened.
The boy’s mother, 27-year-old Lyndsay Ann Oakes, was in the ambulance with him and suffered minor injuries. Reached by phone, she declined to be interviewed.
The driver of the ambulance, 34-year-old Joshua Sewayne Church, and its paramedic, 55-year-old Rickey Clayton Ratliff, also sustained minor injuries. […]
Romero faces charges of driving while intoxicated, failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash and driving without a license.
He was initially ordered held on $50,000 but that bail was later revoked and authorities have put him under an immigration detainer, meaning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will be able to take him into custody when he is released from jail for possible deportation.
Source: Gateway Pundit