Woman arrested after stealing Wayne County ambulance and driving around Lexington

A woman was arrested after police say she stole a Wayne County ambulance and took it for a joy ride around Lexington.

Police say 43-year-old Jericha Hays stole the ambulance outside of Saint Joseph East. The ambulance had been used to transport a patient from Wayne County to Saint Joseph East.

Reports are that Hays ignored traffic lights and stop signs, drove the wrong way down a one-way street and nearly hit multiple pedestrians and hit another vehicle at some point, causing some minor damage to the ambulance.

Hays was arrested and Wayne County officials say the ambulance will be put back into service this week, and officials plan to put new anti-theft devices on all ambulances.


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