GARLAND, TX – A woman is under arrest after police in Garland say she stole an ambulance, led them on a chase, and then crashed on Sunday afternoon.
Garland police issued a news release on the incident that led to the arrest of 34-year-old Kimberly Fouty of Austin.
Police said she stole one of the Wilmer Fire Department’s ambulances after the crew took a patient to Baylor University Medical Center.
Officers responded after reports of the ambulance hitting a gas pipe and a fence in a neighborhood near Gatewood Park at about 4:50 p.m.
Police said that when officers tried to stop the ambulance and turned on their sirens, Fouty turned on the ambulance’s sirens and drove erratically through the neighborhood and across residents’ lawns.
After a chase that continued for over five miles, Fouty crashed into a metal guardrail in Rowlett, leaving the ambulance disabled. Fouty was then taken into custody and faces several charges, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and evading arrest.
No one was injured in the incident, police said.
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