Christy Lynn Woods, 37, of Roseburg, Oregon, faces 13 charges after stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase, authorities say.
(Douglas County Jail)
An Oregon woman charged with stealing an ambulance last Sunday, while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman had one question after her arrest, according to a report.
“Why did they leave it locked?,” defendant Christy Lynn Woods, 37, of Roseburg, asked, according to a statement to be reviewed by the Oregonian.
“Why did she leave the castle?”
– Defendant Christy Lynn Woods, according to the affidavit
According to the court documents, Woods drove the ambulance through the centre of Roseburg, went north on Interstate 5, leading police on a high-speed chase for nearly 30 km – achieve a speed of 85 km / h, in the newspaper.
Oregon woman steals ambulance as medics performing CPR; go on a wild 30-mile joyride, police say https://t.co/8wrFHqNfwA pic.twitter.com/5VFDrh4BBh
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) September 22, 2018
At a given time, Woods struck a police vehicle which was on a journey for her to lead the movement, the report said.
The impact amounted to the police vehicle and left Oregon State Police Sgt. Ken Terry with some minor injuries, the News-Review of Roseburg reported.
Later, Woods drove the ambulance over a strip of spikes set by police near Rice Valley, and eventually shut down of the ambulance at a gas station, where she was arrested, in the newspaper.
It was Woods’ eighth arrest this year, the report said.
Woods was booked on 13 charges, including violence, to interfere with paramedics, criminal mischief and reckless driving, the Oregonian reported.
According to Portland’s KOIN-TV, Woods, 39th arrest in Douglas County since 2013.
In February, she was sentenced for second-degree disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to hit bar customers with a bottle of alcohol, yelling slurs and kicking of an agent, according to the News-Overview.
The state of the unconscious woman is being assisted by the paramedics was unknown.
Tim Novotny, general manager of the Bay Cities Ambulance, told the News-Review that the recovered ambulance was sent to a garage for a repair estimate.
In 2016, another Roseburg woman, Jolene Marie Barnes, was arrested for stealing an ambulance, the News-Review reported. She was later sentenced to first-degree aggravated robbery charge and sentenced to 22 days in prison, the report said, then got 60 days in jail for violating her probation.