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Deputies: Woman punches, kicks paramedic

Linda Blount, 44, charged with battery on an EMT

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Linda Blount
Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Linda Blount

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – Putnam County deputies arrested a woman after they say she punched and kicked a paramedic who was helping her after a traffic crash.

Linda Gail Blount, 44, was involved in a crash at State Road 100 and Bardin Road shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Deputies said she was complaining of injuries and became combative while being transported to Putnam Community Medical Center.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said once Blount arrived at the hospital, she punched and kicked Emergency Medical Technician Richard Newbern in the face.

Blount was arrested for battery of an EMT.

She was booked into the Putnam County Jail on a $1,500 bond.