BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Camie Corrine Kuhn, 51, a nurse at North Florida Specialty Care, was arrested yesterday after she allegedly tried to run over her supervisor with a car after being accused of stealing narcotics from the facility; she then allegedly refused to pull over while deputies pursued her on the interstate.
Staff at North Florida Specialty Care contacted law enforcement yesterday morning after another nurse reported following Kuhn into the restroom and finding a 5 mg Oxycodone pill; staff had previously been suspicious about discrepancies in medications for the patients Kuhn cared for. After the nurse discovered the pill in the restroom, another nurse reviewed the narcotics log with Kuhn, reportedly finding that two 5 mg Oxycodone pills, three 15 mg Oxycodone pills, and two Methadone pills were missing and signed out by Kuhn.
A supervisor confronted Kuhn in her office about the missing medications, and Kuhn reportedly denied stealing any pills and kept asking to make a phone call outside the office. Eventually, Kuhn went outside and got into her vehicle. Her supervisor was standing behind her vehicle, off to the side, to take a picture of the tag on her vehicle. Kuhn allegedly looked directly at her supervisor and backed her vehicle directly at her, forcing the supervisor to move out of the way to avoid being hit. Kuhn then quickly drove out of the parking lot.
Deputies reportedly located her car traveling southbound on I-75 at the 384 mile marker. The deputy activated lights and siren, but Kuhn allegedly refused to pull over for almost 3 miles and then allegedly refused to follow instructions from deputies to get out of the car. She was finally removed from the car and handcuffed.
The deputy wrote that there is currently no probable cause for charges on the alleged theft of the medications because there were no witnesses or physical evidence. Kuhn has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and fleeing an officer with lights and siren activated. She has no criminal history and was released on her own recognizance with a requirement for substance abuse evaluation.
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