EMS Chief Shows Up Drunk to Emergency: Police

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    SAN BRUNO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: A man is given a field sobriety test after he was stopped by San Bruno Police officers at a DUI checkpoint November 27, 2006 in San Bruno, California.

    The head of Gloucester Township's EMS showed up to an emergency call intoxicated last week, according to police.

    When he allegedly could not pass a sobriety test, Thomas Eden Sr. was charged with being under the influence, according to the Courier Post.

    Eden, 48, heads up the township's EMS Alliance, which is a nonprofit organization. He was called to the scene last Thursday night during a police stand-off.

    When police on the scene suspected that Eden was intoxicated, they gave him sobriety tests.

    The town's mayor and police chief met on Friday with the directors of the EMS group and issued a statement saying "EMS services for the township are operating normally, and were never interrupted," the paper reports.

    The EMS group is now being run by the second-in-command while Eden's incident is investigated.