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Woman Charged With Stealing Fire Department Ambulance

Cassie Weathersby, 30, is charged with stealing a Fire Department ambulance from outside the emergency room at Saint Bernard Hospital on May 27, 2012. She also was allegedly driving under the influence. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cassie Weathersby, 30, is charged with stealing a Fire Department ambulance from outside the emergency room at Saint Bernard Hospital on May 27, 2012. She also was allegedly driving under the influence. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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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.