CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A 32-year-old man from Colonial Heights is facing several charges, accused of stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase Sunday night.
State police charged Robert M. Naugle with climbing into a vehicle to commit a crime, removing EMS equipment, failure to wear a seatbelt, driving while revoked, unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony eluding.
HCA Healthcare told 8News on Monday that the ambulance was stolen at Chippenham Hospital.
Virginia State Police troopers located the ambulance heading south on Chippenham Parkway at 10:32 p.m. Troopers activated emergency equipment to try and stop Naugle but were unsuccessful. A pursuit was then initiated.
The pursuit concluded on I-95 south of Ruffin Mill Road in Colonial Heights after the deployment of a tire deflation device by Chesterfield Police. The driver was taken into custody without incident.
Chesterfield Fire Capt. Joe Harvey told 8News the stolen ambulance belonged to the county.