Fergus woman accused of assaulting paramedic

FERGUS – A Fergus woman charged by the OPP has been accused of assaulting one of the paramedics dispatched to help her.

On Dec. 26 at about 4pm emergency crews responded to a call on Gordon Street in Fergus.

Wellington County OPP officials say that while in the back of the ambulance the woman “became combative and assaulted one of the paramedics.”

Marcie Elizabeth Diamond, 63, of Fergus, was charged on Jan. 14 with assualt.

Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service Chief Stephen Dewar said he is concerned about this incident and other acts of violence towards paramedics.

“Paramedics and all emergency responders work under difficult conditions, and that stress has increased significantly while working through this pandemic,” Dewar stated.

“Incidents of assaults on paramedics are unacceptable and we appreciate the efforts of the County of Wellington OPP to hold people responsible for their actions.”

Diamond is to appear in Guelph court on Feb. 6.