If you're arrested, but not convicted, of a dui- can the city bill you if an ambulance is called to the scene of the accident?

Asked about 2 years ago - Glendale, CA

Minor accident occurred involving a motorcyclist- his injuries amounted to a scrape on his elbow. Nonetheless an ambulance was called to the scene, and the city wants to change me $500+ for it. The charge says it's because of a dui but I was never convicted of a dui.

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    Answered . you should forward it to your auto insurance carrier.

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    Answered . Dispute the charge. Check out Glendale's Municipal Code here http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/gmc/2.92.aspx

    -Michael R. Juarez Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216 San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.jslaw.... more
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    Answered . Turn the bill over to your insurance company.

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    Answered . Maybe. Several cities are trying to recoup cost of emergency services these days. This question can probably better be answered by a criminal attorney.

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