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Ambulance stolen from South Side hospital

Mugshot Cassie Weathersby 30 charged with stolen Chicago Fire Department Ambulance.

Mugshot of Cassie Weathersby, 30 charged with stolen Chicago Fire Department Ambulance.

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Updated: May 28, 2012 4:20PM

A 30-year-old West Side woman was driving under the influence Sunday night when, according to police, she got behind the wheel of a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside a South Side hospital, and took it for a ride, crashing it into some parked cars about a mile away.

Arrested was wiCassie Weathersby, of the 1600 block of North Mango Ave., who was being held after bond was set at $25,000 Monday.

The ambulance was stolen from the emergency room parking area at Saint Bernard Hospital, in the 300 block of West 64th Street, about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, police and fire officials said.

The woman who was behind the wheel of the ambulance crashed it a short time later in the 6700 block of South Indiana Avenue, striking two cars before coming to a stop, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Weathersby was then arrested by police and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

She is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.

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