A 19-year-old resident of Salisbury faces a variety of criminal charges after allegedly stealing an ambulance which belonged to Hart to Heart Ambulance Service, headquartered in Camden, DE. According to a report from DelMarvaNow.com, the incident began shortly before 8 a.m. on December 4 when several drivers called 9-1-1 to report that an ambulance was being driven in a reckless manner on Route 50 in Talbot County. Troopers from the Centreville and Easton barracks pursued the ambulance as it accelerated and continued west on Route 50 into Queen Anne’s County.
The high speed chase continued until, at Route 404, the ambulance drove into the park-and-ride lot on the east side of Route 50, where it struck a parked Cadillac, hit a curb, and then came to a stop in a nearby grassy area. The ambulance had significant damage to its front end and undercarriage, but fortunately no one was injured during the pursuit, which reportedly lasted about 10 minutes. The driver of the stolen ambulance told troopers he had been a patient at a Delaware Hospital and needed a ride home, which is why he took the emergency vehicle.
The 19-year-old faces several criminal charges, including auto theft, speeding, failure to stop at a red light, and reckless and negligent driving.
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