Ambulance Driver Faces Charges

An ambulance driver is facing charges in Boyd County after police say he was transporting a patient while on drugs.

Ashland Police say Steven Ray Marcum ran two red lights in downtown Ashland while transporting a patient in a Jan Care Ambulance.

Police say Marcum failed the field sobriety test and was blood tested for drugs before going to jail.

Marcum's patient was transferred to another ambulance and taken to a Huntington nursing home.

Police say their big concern here is the safety of the transported patient and the general public.

They say a DUI does not have to be alcohol related.

Marcum faces a misdemeanor DUI charge with a maximum penalty of 500 dollars and 30 days in jail.

Officials with Jan Care say Marcum is now suspended without pay during the internal investigation.

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