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.
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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.