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Ga. woman calls ambulance for ride, arrested

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Posted at 6:31 PM, May 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-28 14:41:04-04

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in south Georgia say a woman has been arrested for repeatedly calling paramedics when she needed a ride.

Police say 27-year-old Ashley Nicole Jones was arrested for calling an ambulance for a ride Monday and has done so at least 15 times since January. WALB-TV (http://bit.ly/172X6zV ) reports the woman is charged with requesting EMS services when not needed.

Authorities say the woman has made 10 calls for an ambulance in May and has a history of being taken to an emergency room only to walk away without actually seeing a doctor.

It's unclear if Jones has an attorney.