Drunk am­bu­lance boss’s driv­ing ban


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A FOR­MER am­bu­lance chief was put un­der a cur­few and elec­tron­i­cally tagged af­ter drunk­enly crash­ing his emer­gency car into a shop win­dow.

Robert King, 48, who re­signed as op­er­a­tions man­ager for the South Cen­tral Am­bu­lance Ser­vice Trust in Bucks, was three-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit when he ca­reered over a pedes­trian cross­ing and through rail­ings into the shop be­fore run­ning away from the scene.

He was ar­rested nearby af­ter stum­bling from the wreck­age and was taken to hospi­tal where he said: “I’ve f***ed it now. I’ve f***ed my whole life in five min­utes.”

King was con­victed of drink driv­ing and or­dered to spend four months un­der cur­few.

He was banned from driv­ing for 28 months and told to pay £1,000 costs.

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