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Cops: ER nurses assaulted by transient

A local transient was charged with two counts of assault Friday after allegedly kicking one emergency room nurse and spitting on another, according to court documents.

David Fletcher, 25, first came to attention of emergency personnel when paramedics were called to Fifth and Main streets to attend to an unresponsive man on a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.

A paramedic told police Fletcher appeared to be intoxicated and his blood alcohol level was 0.19 — twice the legal driving limit — at the emergency room at 1 a.m. Friday, the affidavit states.



At some point, while he was being transferred from an ambulance gurney to a bed in the ER, Fletcher kicked the nurse in his face, the affidavit states.

Later, another nurse was attempting to treat Fletcher and Fletcher spit in his face, according to the affidavit. Fletcher was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor assault.




jauslander@aspentimes.com


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