By PoliceOne Staff
PALESTINE, Texas — A man who was being treated at a local emergency room walked out, stole an ambulance and led police on a high-speed pursuit Saturday.
Fox 4 DFW reported that Armondo Vinaja, 18, reached speeds of up to 100 mph and was leaning out of the ambulance window at one point during the pursuit.
Police said the pursuit ended when Vinaja struck a curb and killed the engine. No one was injured in the pursuit.
He is charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest.
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Posted by FOX 4 News on Wednesday, April 5, 2017