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NY Ambulance Chases Speeding Car, Gets Scolded by Sheriff

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An upstate New York Sheriff says an Argyle Rescue Squad ambulance was in the wrong for chasing a speeding vehicle on Wednesday.

Washington County (NY) Sheriff Jeff Murphy told the Post Star the ambulance was on the way back from Glens Falls Hospital when the ambulance driver contacted dispatchers about the speeding vehicle driving on Route 197 in Moreau.

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Murphy told the newspaper only law enforcement can make traffic stops and the rescue squad is handling the matter internally.

No tickets were issued to the driver of the ambulance.