A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a Gaston County Medical Center on August 2 and then led police on a high-speed chase in North Carolina.
The incident started around 8:30 p.m. after 29-year-old Joshua Kyle Poindexter stole a Dallas Rescue Squad Ambulance from the CaroMont Regional Medical Center's ambulance bay. The ambulance crew was in the emergency room dealing with a patient when the theft happened.
GPS software allowed police to track the stolen ambulance.
Poindexter led police on a chase that exceeded the speed limit by 15 mph before he was arrested 20 miles away in Cherryville, NC. The chase eventually ended and Poindexter was arrested.
No other people were inside the ambulance at the time of the chase and no injuries were reported.
Poindexter is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest, failing to heed a siren and reckless driving.