We are still reeling over the video of this nurse in Salt Lake City getting arrested for doing her job and following the law. After a terrible accident on the road, police wanted blood drawn from the unconscious driver (for their investigation)).
But nurse Alex Wubbels refused. She was right to do it. That is the law. It is illegal to draw a patient's blood if they are unconscious unless they are under arrest or there is a warrant.
She was on the phone with her supervisor, who was backing her up when this took place with Officer Jeff Payne.
It's now been discovered that the patient himself is a police officer.
The driver in the fiery wreck was Officer William Gray of Rigby Police Department. The police department released this statement.
“The Rigby Police Department would like to thank the nurse involved and hospital staff for standing firm, and protecting Officer Gray’s rights as a patient and victim. Protecting the rights of others is truly a heroic act. On July 26th of this year, one of our reserve officers, William Gray was the victim in a horrific accident in northern Utah while working his full-time job as a truck driver.”
“The suspect in this incident was fleeing from Utah State Highway Patrol, when he crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head on with Gray’s truck, severely injuring Gray, and killing himself. Officer Gray was flown to the University of Utah’s burn unit where he remains under their watchful, professional, and competent care."