ATCEMS Medic suspended 30 days for DWI arrest

An Austin-Travis County EMS medic has been suspended 30 days following a DWI charge stemming from a July 8th arrest. 

According to a disciplinary memo from the City of Austin, 43-year-old Charlie Rust was arrested by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office for DWI while off-duty. The report stated Rust's blood-alcohol level was .168, more than twice the legal limit. 

Along with the suspension, Rust will have to complete an alcohol-counseling program, be subject to random alcohol testing for one year, and placed on probation for a year. 

Rust is eligible to return to work on December 5th. 

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