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Pickiness lands 911 caller in trouble

A 43-year-old Toughkenamon woman landed herself in trouble after she called 911 for medical assistance and became combative with emergency responders because she didn't like the hospital they chose for her transport, New Garden Township Police said today.

Pickiness lands 911 caller in trouble

A 43-year-old Toughkenamon woman landed herself in trouble after she called 911 for medical assistance and became combative with emergency responders because she didn’t like the hospital they chose for her transport, New Garden Township Police said today.

Police said emergency personnel responded to a call for a female intoxicated with shortness of breath in the 100 block of Church Street on March 13. Upon arrival, police said Kelly R. Roark was advised that she would be taken to Jennersville Hospital but became enraged, wanting to go to another hospital. While ambulance personnel, including a medic and police officer, were standing in her living room, she called 911 again and unsuccessfully tried to get a ride to a different hospital, police said. Roark then refused transport to Jennersville and also refused to sign the ambulance-refusal form, police said. She faces charges that include disorderly conduct and harassment.

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