SUNY Fredonia Student Charged With DWI After Allegedly Stealing Ambulance

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FREDONIA – A student at Fredonia State University was arrested early Wednesday morning after police alleged he stole an Ambulance after EMT’s arrived for a medical emergency call.

Village of Fredonia police said 23 year old Arda Gokce allegedly stole the Ambulance after EMT’s arrived to a Central Avenue address around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning for a reported medical emergency.

Officers later located the Ambulance traveling on Central Avenue where they observed Gokce driving up on the curb, striking several signs near the College Parkway, and then getting stuck in the lawn.

Gokce allegedly fought with officers after being requested to exit the ambulance.

The suspect was later secured and taken into custody.

Police said the $240,000 dollar Ambulance suffered front end and undercarriage damage as a result of the incident.

Gokce is charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI, fourth-degree Criminal Mischief and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

He was later released with an Appearance Ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Fredonia Court at a later date. 

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