ER patient arrested after high speed chase in stolen ambulance

Police used spike strips to stop a 34-year-old woman who left a hospital's emergency room and sped away in an ambulance


KAUFMAN, Texas — An ambulance was stolen Tuesday from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman and the suspect led police on a chase.

Police said the suspect was a patient, identified as Jennifer Lee Luke, 34, who left the hospital's emergency room and sped away with the ambulance.

The 10-minute pursuit — first by Kaufman city police and then by county units — ended near Kemp, southeast of Kaufman, after deputies were able to get ahead of the fleeing vehicle to put down "spike strips" that deflated the tires and brought the ambulance to a halt on County Road 148.

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