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Substance abuse linked to ambulance nurse incident

Staff writer

A nurse who works for the county ambulance service agreed to unusually strict requirements as part of a Feb. 14 diversion agreement for domestic battery charges.

Kelli Ann Olson, 48, rural Goessel, was arrested Dec. 28 after sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at her home. At the time, the sheriff’s office said her husband, Ryan Patrick Olson, had minor injuries and that alcohol was thought to be involved in the incident.

Under the terms of Olson’s one-year diversion agreement, she is to have no contact with her husband, who filed for divorce Jan. 17.

She must abstain from use of alcohol or controlled substances unless prescribed, and not remain at any place where she knows someone is using alcohol or illegally using controlled substances. It specifies she is responsible for knowing what products might contain alcohol.

She must undergo a domestic violence assessment and a drug and alcohol evaluation and provide copies of each to the county attorney’s office within 90 days, and follow all recommendations.

All other treatment and counseling must be completed within six months.

She must provide 45 hours’ community service and provide proof to the county attorney’s office that she completed it, and pay $528.

According to the county clerk’s office, Olson remains employed by the county ambulance service.

Last modified March 2, 2023

 

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