The Patient said that he had been kidnapped.
He said that the people who had kidnapped him were Serbian.
He then said that they were Bosnians, then that they were “Pakis”.
He said that the keys to his car had been stolen.
When the police searched him, they found his car keys.
He said he didn't know where the damage to the side of his car came from.
There was a matching damaged skip just down the road.
He said he had been walking home.
Other people had seen him driving, they were the ones who had called the ambulance.
He said he only had a drink or two.
He was so drunk, he could barely walk.
He said that he didn't want any trouble.
He had previous convictions from assaulting both the police and ambulance services.
He told the police that he didn't want them involved.
He got arrested for drink-driving
He told us to “fuck off”.
So we did – then he spat at the police
We put one of our 'TB' masks on him to stop him spitting at anyone else.
He smashed his head against the floor in temper.
His hand was causing him pain – but the injury wouldn't cause any lasting damage.
We were quite happy to have him arrested after refusing the ambulance. The police doctor would probably arrange an x-ray and treatment of his hand.
I hate drunk drivers with a passion – I particularly hate abusive drunk drivers who could have killed someone and who have been flagged as being violent towards anyone in a uniform. When he told us to “fuck off”, I was more than happy to open the door to the ambulance and have the police remove him.
For some reason I find it difficult to care about his painful hand.