Man charged after stealing an ambulance and driving it around the GTA

May 29 2017, 2:23 pm

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged after taking a Waterloo ambulance for a joyride.

Waterloo Regional Police say they received a report that a Waterloo Emergency Medical Services Ambulance was stolen from Cambridge Memorial Hospital shortly after midnight on May 28.

Police located the ambulance heading along Highway 401 into Halton Region, where the OPP took over following the vehicle.

Hours later, at 6:45 am, the OPP located the vehicle in Clearview Township and “successfully deployed a stop stick.”

The ambulance came to a stop on Highway 26 in Clearview Township, when the driver was taken into custody.

The driver has been charged with several offences including, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 extension 2299.

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