Teen’s joyride in ambulance ends in rollover crash

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A teenager is in the hospital with minor injuries after he allegedly stole an EMSA ambulance and took it for a joyride late Sunday night.

Authorities say EMSA workers stopped at an OnCue gas station around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

While they were in the convenience store, a juvenile allegedly jumped in the front seat of the ambulance and took off.

However, police say he didn’t make it very far.

The teen allegedly crashed the ambulance into a light pole, blocking the on-ramp to I-44 from S.W. 59th St.

The suspect continued driving down I-44 until he lost control and rolled the ambulance, which trapped him inside the wreckage.

Officers say the ambulance was equipped with a GPS tracking device and they were watching his every move while he was on the run.

Fire crews were able to free the teen from the wreckage before taking him to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities at the scene say the suspect will face multiple charges, including at least one count of drug intoxication.

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