Casper Police Arrest Two Men for Drunken Disturbances at Wyoming Medical Center
Two men went from the hospital to jail on Sunday after allegedly causing separate disturbances in the emergency room at Wyoming Medical Center.
Justin William Miller, 45, and Joseph Guillen, 52, were each arrested for public intoxication.
A pair of police officers went to the hospital shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a call about a drunk patient -- Guillen -- in the ER waiting room who was reportedly yelling, cursing and refusing to leave.
When officers arrived, they were told Guillen had fallen and hit his head in the waiting room, so hospital staff admitted him to the ER, where he reportedly continued to cause problems by swearing at staff and refusing to follow instructions.
Officers told Guillen he'd be arrested if he continued his behavior. Guillen reluctantly agreed to cooperate with medical staff, an affidavit says.
Officers were called back about half an hour later after Guillen reportedly kicked at medical staff and had to be physically detained by hospital security.
Guillen was arrested and taken to jail.
Later in the day, at about 5:30 p.m., police were called to remove an intoxicated man from hospital grounds.
Nurses told officers that Miller was causing problems in his ER bed.
He had reportedly been drinking from a bottle of vodka in the ER and grabbed a nurse's arm when she tried to stop him.
Miller was arrested. His belongings allegedly included a 1.75-liter bottle of Potter's vodka, of which Miller had evidently consumed two-thirds.
Miller's blood-alcohol content was .39 at the time of his arrest, court documents say.