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Woman charged with attacking paramedic at scene of crash in Hernando

WEEKI WACHEE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies say an irate Spring Hill woman struck a paramedic with an ambulance door while he was attempting to render aid at the scene of a crash early Friday.

Hernando County Fire Rescue paramedics Kevin Harris and Jon Scott arrived near Cortez Boulevard and Avenue of the Palms about 1:15 a.m. As they exited the ambulance, 23-year-old Alisha Marie Boyton verbally accosted Scott near the driver's side of the ambulance, authorities said. She then approached the passenger side and tried to shut the door on Harris.

Harris was able to force his way out. He and Scott then assisted those injured in the crash.

A deputy who arrived noticed a strong odor of alcoholic and marijuana on Boyton. She was arrested on charges of battery. At the Hernando County Detention Center, deputies discovered a bag of marijuana inside her bra, and she was also charged with possession and introduction of contraband into a jail.

She remained in jail Friday evening without bail.

Woman charged with attacking paramedic at scene of crash in Hernando 08/08/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 5:04pm]
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