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

Drone Delays Landing of Ohio Medical Helicopter

Miami Valley Hospital incident raises questions over legalities of drones.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Four Killed in New Mexico Medical Plane Crash

Crash near fairgrounds claims patient and crew of three.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Involved in Crash

Odessa ambulance and car collide during response.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Las Vegas Fire, AMR Reach New Deal

Tentative agreement reached over ambulance calls.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Mexico Air Ambulance Crash

NTSB investigates crash that killed four.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Over 100 Injured in California Earthquake

172 patients treated at Napa hospital after 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
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

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

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


More Product Videos >