A woman was taken into custody Monday after stealing an ambulance and leading officers on a chase on Interstate 5 in Stockton, officials said.
Natasha Scott, 34, was arrested after leading officers on a high-speed chase, Stockton police said.
The ambulance was stolen around 6:10 p.m. from St. Joseph’s Medical Center on N. California Street, Stockton police said. Using “real-time tracking,” officers found the ambulance near Bianchi Road and Townehome Drive and tried to pull it over.
Police said Scott didn’t stop and led officers on a 10-mile, 11-minute pursuit that reached speeds up to 90 mph. Officers ended the chase on I-5 for safety reasons and notified the California Highway Patrol.
CHP began chasing the ambulance around 6:25 p.m. CHP said the woman kept driving and then near the Walnut Grove Exit, made a U-turn through the median, which is brush, and began driving southbound on I-5.
Near the Turner Road Exit, CHP used spike strips and flattened the front two tires. The chase ended around 6:40 p.m. about 3/4 mile after the exit.
CHP said the woman was then arrested and put into Stockton police custody.
Scott was arrested on charges of stealing a vehicle, evading police and other traffic violations, police said.
No injuries were reported, CHP said.
No other details were released.