Bradenton man charged with battery on an EMT

March 11, 2013 

MANATEE -- A 20-year-old Bradenton man who was involved in a vehicle crash just before 11 p.m. Sunday was charged with battery on an emergency medical technician, according to a Bradenton Police Department report.

The man tried to hit the emergency medical staffer who was trying to help him in an ambulance, the report said.

Andrew Douglas Scriven, who lives in the 100 block of 48th Street W., was in a crash at 4669 Cortez Road and agreed to go to the hospital with the emergency medical team, the report states.

But once placed in the ambulance, Scriven started swinging at the emergency medical technician working on him, according to the report.

The EMT later told an officer that Scriven grabbed his hand and tried to twist it. The EMT worker was able to pull his hand away, but Scriven continued to swing at him and tried to damage a monitor, the report states.

Scriven was in the Manatee County jail Monday with no bond set, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office website.

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