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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2007 10:00 pm

A paramedic who thought a baby was dead after it was born into a Lodi toilet will not face discipline from San Joaquin County officials.

The American Medical Response paramedic, whose name was not released, will be required to complete an education plan, said Dan Burch, head of the county's Emergency Services Department. That plan is not necessarily a form of punishment.

"It's more about helping educate others," Burch said. "This was an incident that everyone can learn from."

The baby boy was born premature Oct. 4 in a South Stockton Street home near Lodi Avenue. The mother, Jessica Gonzalez, was found unconscious on the bathroom floor in a pool of blood, and someone in the house called 9-1-1.

Paramedics thought the newborn was dead, and they placed him in a wash basin with towels, then sent him in the ambulance with Gonzalez. When they arrived at Lodi Memorial Hospital, a nurse looked in the wash basin and heard a faint cry.

The baby's blood tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was placed in foster care after the hospital released him six days after his birth.

High speed may have led to rollover

A white Toyota Corolla was involved in a rollover accident at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday evening on Lower Sacramento Road near Century Blvd.

According to Lodi police, the male driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, sustained major injuries and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Initial witnesses reported that an excessive rate of speed and police reported that alcohol may have played a part in the accident. Lodi police also said that the investigation was ongoing.

No further information was available as of press time.

Chandler inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

Mark Chandler, the longtime executive director of the Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission, was inducted into the San Joaquin County Agriculture Hall of Fame last week.

The honor was bestowed by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, which selects honorees each year for the hall.

Through his leadership at the commission, Chandler has helped place Lodi firmly on wine-world's map.

He's been the head of the group since its founding in 1991. The commission organizes local wine events and promotes Lodi wine across the globe.

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