Drunk Man Drives Home An Ambulance Mistaking It For His Audi In Chennai

The businessman realised his mistake when his family questioned him about his car after he reached home in suburban Palavakkam, about 15 km away.

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Drunk Man Drives Home An Ambulance Mistaking It For His Audi In Chennai

Man abandoned his Audi and drove home in an ambulance in Chennai (representational)


Chennai:  In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old man who arrived at a city hospital in his high-end car, left it there and drove home in an ambulance. 

Police suspect that the man might have mistaken the ambulance for his Audi under the influence of alcohol.

Narrating the sequence of events, the police said a businessman, in his thirties, visited the hospital in Thousand Lights area in Chennai early Sunday to drop his friend who had sustained some injuries. 

After leaving him, he drove back in a Maruti Omni which was used as an ambulance by the hospital. The driver of the ambulance had left the keys in the vehicle, the police said. 

The businessman realised his mistake when his family questioned him about his car after he reached home in suburban Palavakkam, about 15 km away from the hospital.

The man immediately asked his driver to take the ambulance back. 

Meanwhile, hospital personnel found that an ambulance was missing and alerted the police. A local patrol team arrived at the hospital and around the same time, the businessman's driver drove in with the missing ambulance. 

The driver apologised to the hospital authorities and police on behalf his owner and explained that the incident was a case of "mistaken identity." 

The driver also compensated for a damaged rear-view mirror of the ambulance before driving away in the Audi. 

Unsure if the businessman was drunk, the hospital decided to not lodge a police complaint.


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