VIDEO: Ambulance taken on high speed chase by East Texas teen

Teen arrested after stealing ambulance in Palestine, Texas (Photo via NBC News)
Teen arrested after stealing ambulance in Palestine, Texas (Photo via NBC News)

PALESTINE, Texas (KXAN) — A teenager being treated at an East Texas hospital jumped in an ambulance and sped off, leading police on a high speed chase.

Dash cam video shows the chase as the driver, 18-year-old Armando Vinaja, narrowly misses other cars, hits a curb and loses control of the ambulance, according to KETK.

It happened at around 5 p.m. Saturday in Palestine, around 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Armando Vinaja (Photo via KETK)
Armando Vinaja (Photo via KETK)

Vinaja was booked into the Anderson County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

He is being held on a $115,000 bond. No one was injured.

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