Bradley County EMS employee cleared in crash investigation
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 06, 2013 | 1710 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Bradley County Emergency Medical Service employee has been cleared in a Polk County investigation into a crash earlier this year that left a Georgia couple dead.

Drew Ingram has continued to work for BCEMS, according to Stan Clark, information officer, but was not allowed to drive EMS units, pending the outcome of the investigation into an allegation o intoxicated driving when Ingram’s vehicle reportedly collided with a vehicle carrying William F. Rogers, 74, and his wife, Judith, 73.

The crash occurred in Ducktown on April 10.

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Cameron Azbill noted in his report that Ingram had been drinking and further testing was requested.

“He wasn’t intoxicated at the time of the crash,” Townsend said, attributing information from toxicology testing in Azbill’s investigative report.

10th Judicial District Attorney General Brooklynn Townsend said she met with the Rogers’ family members Wednesday and explained there would be no criminal charges placed against Ingram.

According to Townsend, Azbill’s investigation revealed the Rogers’ vehicle was discovered to be “more in Ingram’s lane of travel” upon impact.

According to BCEMS Director Danny Lawson, Ingram has worked for BCEMS as an emergency medical technician. He had been employed part-time for approximately eight months at the time of the crash.

Lawson described Ingram as “trustworthy, dependable and [he] never exhibited any behavior problem.”