Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a woman who stole an ambulance at a western New York hospital led them on a chase that reached almost 100 mph before she crashed.
Buffalo police tell local media the woman got into the Rural/Metro Medical Services ambulance at the Erie County Medical Center and took off at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
They say she was chased by medical center police and narrowly missed pedestrians and other vehicles as she sped through intersections, lost control and hit a parking lot wall.
Authorities say 37-year-old Heather Sullivan, a patient at the hospital, is being held Monday at the Erie County jail. She's facing reckless endangerment, grand larceny, criminal possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges. Jail officials couldn't be reached to determine if she has a lawyer.
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