JUST IN: MSP investigating after man crashes ambulance stolen from University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester
TALBOT COUNTY, Md. — Maryland State Police say they’ve arrested a man who reportedly stole an ambulance Friday night in Dorchester County.
Police say just before 8:10 p.m., troopers were contacted about a Emergency Medical Services ambulance that was stolen from outside the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester.
Troopers say they were able to locate the ambulance traveling west on Route 50 in Cambridge, Maryland. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Augustus Redditt of Baltimore, activated the ambulance’s emergency equipment in an attempt to move vehicles out of the way.
According to police, Redditt eventually lost control of the ambulance, leaving the roadway in the 5100 block of Ocean Gateway in the area of Tarbutton Mill Road and rolled the vehicle over before coming to a stop. Fortunately, there were no patients or other passengers in the ambulance at the time it was taken.
Redditt was taken into custody and being is charged with vehicle theft, driving under the influence, drug possession and related traffic offenses.
The 52-year-old was taken to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment of his injuries. He was released from the hospital and transported to the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack for processing.
The incident remains under investigation.