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Woman charged with OWI in crash with ambulance

Posted: 1:28 PM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 21:20:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A woman is being charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense and operating while intoxicated causing serious injury after a crash over the weekend that sent an ambulance off the road.

The Kent County Prosecutor filed the charges Monday against Mary Emma Young.

The collision happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday on Fulton Street near Spaulding Avenue. The Rockford Ambulance was knocked off of the road and sustained heavy damage.

One of the EMTs in the ambulance was taken to the hospital for injuries and is still currently hospitalized.

The prosecutor says that Young faces up to five years in prison for the operating while intoxicated causing serious injury and another year for the second offense if convicted.