New York State Troopers arrested a Moravia man after they say he choked a medical technician as he was being treated and transported to a local hospital following an altercation at a bar.
Troopers arrested Christopher J. Davis, 48, of Moravia — charging him with second-degree assault — a felony, as well as criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.
Officials say that troopers were called to the Cortland Regional Medical Center for the report of a medical technician having been attacked.
EMT’s were called the a bar called “Betty Blue” in Moravia for a customer, who was later identified as Davis, that had received a head injury while at the bar.
At that point, Troopers explained that Davis became violent with medical personnel while on the way to Cortland Regional Medical Center. The EMT was choked by Davis in the back of the ambulance.
Davis was remanded to the Cortland County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 secured bond. He was arrested upon his own release from the hospital.
The EMT did not suffer any serious injuries as result of the altercation. That individual was treated and released.
Read the original report from the New York State Police