By Brad Segall

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Bucks County ambulance driver has been fired from his job after he was involved in a minor accident while transporting a patient last weekend. Police say he was driving drunk.

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Middletown police say the Newtown ambulance was transporting the passenger from St. Mary Medical Center to a facility in Montgomery County when the vehicle hit the curb on Route 1 near Neshaminy High School and flattened a tire.

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When police arrived, they suspected the driver, identified as 30-year-old Nicholas White of northeast Philadelphia was intoxicated. Police say he failed two field sobriety tests. According to court documents, he told police that he’s an alcoholic.

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He’s charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and careless driving. An ambulance company official says White worked for them for about two years. He was terminated the day of the accident.