Man arrested after driving man to Lincoln hospital in bucket of stolen front-end loader, police say

2021-03-29 20:39:00

A 32-year-old who drove his good friend to a Lincoln hospital within the bucket of a front-end loader Friday evening was arrested for DUI and felony theft after blocking the ambulance bay with the stolen equipment, police say.

Officer Erin Spilker stated Jordan Evans had taken the $75,000 front-end loader from Sixth and Plum streets to Bryan West Campus and confirmed up on the hospital with a 40-year-old man within the bucket simply earlier than 11 p.m. Friday.

Evans was taking the person to the hospital as a result of he was injured, she stated.

Police noticed a bottle of alcohol within the automobile and believed Evans was intoxicated. The proprietor, Taylor Excavating, stated he did not have permission to take the loader. 

Jordan Evans

They arrested Evans on suspicion of felony theft, fourth-offense DUI and driving throughout a 15-year license revocation.

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Spilker stated his blood-alcohol content material examined 0.184%, greater than double the authorized restrict, on the jail. 

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