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Police: Driver who collided with ambulance was drunk

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - No one was injured but three people were lodged in the county jail after a car collided with a county ambulance early Wednesday in Tell City. Police said the driver was intoxicated and had never been licensed.

Police were alerted just before 3 a.m. that an ambulance was struck while exiting the parking lot of the Citgo convenience store at Indiana 66 and William Tell Boulevard. The ambulance crew of Darrel Riley and John Gebhard reported that the driver of the Oldsmobile Alero backed up and left. The ambulance trailed the vehicle to the parking lot of the Days Inn. The driver and two passengers were arrested by Tell City Patrolmen Derrick Lawalin and Bryce Hammack.

The driver, Felix Silva, 23, of Tell City was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle without a license.

Passengers Antonio Silva, 22, of Rockport and Isai Bustamane, 23, of Tell City were charged with public intoxication. Police allege all three are illegal immigrants.

Lawalin said the ambulance sustained only minor damage.