California man leads Oregon police on chase in ambulance

Oregon State Police say they arrested a 30-year-old Winnetka, California, man who led them on a wild chase in a stolen ambulance.

Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near Portland on Friday night, KPTV reported. The driver started to run, but returned and stole Woodland ambulance that had responded.

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The driver took the ambulance north into Portland, where police soon started receiving calls about it driving on sidewalks and the wrong way down one-way streets.

Officers tried to pin the ambulance but the driver rammed a cruiser, hit a building and continued driving. Eventually the driver got on I-5 southbound.

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Police arrested him after he stopped the ambulance and tried to get into another car on the freeway.

Authorities said he had a blood alcohol content of .21, nearly three times the legal limit.