Mass. Paramedic Arraigned on Additional Drug Charge

The medic was first charged with drunken driving & now he faces an additional charge of possession of heroin


 
 

Lisa Redmond, The Lowell Sun | | Friday, January 20, 2012


LOWELL, Mass. -- A uniformed off-duty paramedic charged last December with drunken driving is facing an additional charge of possession of heroin that was allegedly found in his car.

Evan P. Kilbride, 32, of 127 Beacon St., Lowell, was in Lowell District Court yesterday for a pretrial conference on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger, marked-lanes violations, and unlawful possession of a Cambridge police badge found in his glove compartment.

He was also arraigned on a new charge of possession of a Class A drug, which is related to the drunken-driving case, according to prosecutors.

Kilbride is free on personal recognizance on both cases. He is scheduled to return to court March 8.

Kilbride has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation, according to officials at Trinity EMS.

According to Dracut police, a driver called police at about 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 26 to report a driver who appeared to be sleeping in a stopped car in traffic on the Textile Memorial Bridge, according to reports.

The caller followed Kilbride as he woke up and continued to drive, allegedly serving off the road at 1269 Lakeview Ave. and into a parking lot, where he narrowly missed a utility pole, according to court records.

Kilbride was still wearing his Trinity paramedics uniform when police stopped his 1995 Toyota Corolla in a parking lot in front of 51 Frederick St.

In Kilbride's car, police allegedly found a variety of pills -- some with a prescription in his name and some without -- a plastic bag that appeared to contain a "white powder" drug, and drug paraphernalia associated with heroin use, including syringes, cotton swabs and a rubber strip to "tie off" a drug user's arm, according to police reports.

Police arrested him shortly after but declined to give him a sobriety test for safety reasons because he was too unsteady on his feet, according to police reports.
Kilbride Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.



Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, paramedic, drunken driving, drug charge

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

New Item on Iowa Helicopter Helps Save Patient’s Life

Supply of blood recently added to LifeFlight helicopter.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Shooting Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

Early reports of one person dead in Darby hospital.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Anchorage Chief Proposes Shifting Fire, Medic Crews

Officials debate ways to reduce paramedic burnout.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Kansas City Woman Thanks EMTs Who Saved Her Life

CPR save highlights community awareness program
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >