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East Anglian Ambulance trust responded to the highest number of 999 calls it has faced in a single day last week. The trust responded to 378 calls on Sunday 1 August. It normally deals with about 275 emergency calls a day. Director of operations Nigel Wylie said many of the calls were drink- related, while others were associated with the hot weather and road accidents among people heading for the coast. The statistics led Geoffrey Heathcock, a Liberal Democrat county councillor, to say the ambulance service should be able to charge people who had been drinking and then suffered accidents.