Woman Charged With Stealing Fire Department Ambulance
CHICAGO (STMW) – A 30-year-old West Side woman was driving under the influence Sunday night when, according to police, she got behind the wheel of a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside a South Side hospital, and took it for a ride, crashing it into some parked cars about a mile away.
The ambulance was stolen from the emergency room parking area at Saint Bernard Hospital, in the 300 block of West 64th Street, about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, police and fire officials said.
The woman who was behind the wheel of the ambulance crashed it a short time later in the 6700 block of South Indiana Avenue, striking two cars before coming to a stop, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Cassie Weathersby, of the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue, was then arrested by police and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.
She is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.