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Patient had no patience

| December 17, 2010 8:00 PM

SANDPOINT - A man was arrested Monday night after inexplicably scuffling with Bonner County EMS personnel, commandeering an ambulance despite being shocked by a deputy's Tazer and crashing the vehicle.

The suspect took off into the woods on Baldy Mountain, but was apprehended by deputies following a mile-long foot pursuit over steep terrain and through deep snow.

"No one was hurt - including the patient," Bonner EMS Chief Rob Wakeley said.

Bonner EMS officials declined to identify the suspect because of federal health care privacy regulations, although court documents identify him as Cody Wayne Mills, a 25-year-old who resides in Sagle.

Mills is charged with driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and resisting an officer, a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively. Judge Debra Heise set Mills' bail at $12,000 and appointed a public defender to represent him, court records show.

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