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Man hits ambulance with his car while drunk

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 22:49:19-05

A Solon man was arrested Tuesday after hitting an ambulance with his car while he was intoxicated, Solon police reported. 

On Tuesday, officers went to the area of Bainbridge Road and Liberty Road for a car that had struck a Community Care Ambulance and then left the area. 

The ambulance operator was able to obtain the license plate on the hit-skip car, police said. The plate was returned to Michael Pressman, 50, of Solon. Police visited Pressman's residence and learned that he was at a neighbor's house. 

When officers made contact with Pressman, they said he was unsteady on his feet and had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Pressman told officers that he didn't know he hit another car. 

Due to his level of intoxication, the reporting officer was unable to have Pressman perform a sobriety test. He was arrested and taken to Solon Jail where he submitted a breath test resulting in a .241 percent BAC. 

Pressman was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, prohibited BAC, and overtaking passing left of center.