Nottingham

Ambulance man's drink-drive trial set for April

Robert Else arriving at Nottingham Magistrates' Court
Image caption Mr Else was arrested following a seven-vehicle crash

An ambulance driver charged with being over the alcohol limit while answering an emergency call will stand trial in April.

Robert Else was arrested after being involved in a seven-vehicle crash on the A52 near Bardills Island, Nottingham, in October.

The 39-year-old from Stapleford pleaded not guilty to driving with excess alcohol at a hearing in December.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 18 April.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said the vehicle was not carrying a patient at the time of the accident, in which four people suffered minor injures.

Mr Else resigned with immediate effect at a disciplinary hearing after the crash, according to EMAS.

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