Dallas police are following the driver of a stolen ambulance Monday Officials said the Dallas-Fire Rescue ambulance was stolen earlier in the day.

  • As of about 2:05 p.m., the driver was headed northbound on U.S. 75 toward Plano.
  • Just before 2:10 p.m. the driver left the highway and entered a residential neighborhood, driving through back alleys.
  • At about 2:11 p.m., the driver avoided several Dallas police officers, Dallas County sheriff’s deputies and Texas State Troopers attempting to block the exit from the neighborhood.

The driver of a stolen ambulance was taken into custody in the McKinney area on Monday afternoon after a chase that stretched across North Texas.

DPS and police officials ended the pursuit around 3 p.m. in the 500 block of Joyce Lane, hours after it started.

The ambulance was stolen from the bay of Dallas Fire-Rescue Station #53 near John West Road and Hunnicut Road around 12:30 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Fire officials said they were able to locate and track the vehicle, in part, using on-board tracking.

The ambulance had made its way from Interstate 20 to Interstate 635 northbound through Mesquite, Garland and Dallas, before getting on US 75 in Richardson.

The ambulance exited the freeway at Allen Drive in Plano and drove through residential streets before getting onto northbound State Highway 121 at US 75 in the McKinney area, according to aerial footage.

The stolen vehicle then moved onto rural roads in Collin County after traveling through residential streets and on Highway 380 in the McKinney area.

Texas state troopers, Dallas police officers and other law enforcement assisted in the chase and subsequent arrest, DFR officials said.

No injuries were reported, according to Dallas fire officials. 

Fire officials said they will thoroughly inspect the vehicle for damage and missing equipment or supplies.

An internal investigation is underway to determine what disciplinary or correction measures should be taken moving forward, fire officials said.

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