Woman Arrested After Stealing Ambulance

(SULLIVAN CO) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted at 11:30 p.m. Monday of a stolen ambulance heading southbound on US 41 towards Sullivan County.

The ambulance was reported stolen from Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Sullivan County Sheriff Department Sgt. Carl Melchert, along with Sullivan City Police Officer Mitchell Eberhardt, spotted the ambulance southbound near Farmersburg.

The officers activated their emergency lights and sirens but the person driving the ambulance refused to stop.

The pursuit proceeded through Sullivan County into Knox County where units from the Knox County Sherriff’s Office and Indiana State Police deployed stop sticks.

The ambulance struck the stop sticks and veered off the road before becoming stuck in a cornfield. The only occupant was identified as a 25-year-old female from Terre Haute. Her name has not been released at this time.

She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

The case is under review by Prosecutor’s Office in Vigo, Sullivan and Knox Counties.