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Metro EMS employee arrested on DUI

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Dr. Neal Richmond, Louisville EMS Director Dr. Neal Richmond, Louisville EMS Director

LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Another Metro EMS employee in trouble with prescription drugs.  It comes on the heels of a major admitting he took home expired drugs from work without permission.

Supervisors suspended 25-year-old Iraq war veteran and EMT Alex Brown without pay following a DUI arrest on July 16th. The report shows Brown appeared unsteady on his feet and was slurring his words. He failed a field sobriety test and when officers searched his car, they found 100 prescription pills for muscle relaxers and anxiety.

A city spokeswoman declined to comment, saying they're letting police handle the investigation because Brown was driving his personal car at the time.

Brown's Facebook status shows he was working three hours before the accident. He recently received an award from EMS for Crew of the Year. WDRB stopped by Brown's house and called him on the phone as well, but he didn't answer either attempt.

This latest incident comes one day after Metro EMS admits they fired Major Roger Parvin. An accident in his work SUV just days after Brown's arrest led to an internal investigation.

Click here to read previous story.

Parvin, once supervisor of the year, was in charge of tracking controlled substances EMS used. 180 vials of expired drugs were not accounted for.

"We immediately called him, said where's the receipt? And where are the medications? At that point he admitted to the fact that he had taken those medications home," says Dr. Neal Richmond, Louisville Metro EMS Director.

Last week, WDRB News learned five Metro EMS employees were suspended without pay. The city spokeswoman would not elaborate about the investigation, but says Parvin and Brown are not part of the five.

Parvin has not been charged, but police are still investigating. As for Brown, police are still trying to figure out where his prescription pills came from.

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