Drunk man stole ambulance and drove off with a patient inside

A drunk man was arrested after he drove off in an ambulance – with a patient still inside receiving treatment from paramedics.

The incident took place in Birmingham, England on Thursday night (February 27).

Police say paramedics were treating a patient in the ambulance when a drunk man got into the front seat and drove it off

Response officers were called to the scene to stop the ambulance. They then arrested a man who refused a breath test.

The West Midlands Force Response tweeted: “Absolute madness.

“If you’re drink driving in your own car, don’t then try and get into a @OFFICIALWMAS ambulance and move it whilst they treat a poorly patient.

“Luckily Newtown Officers arrived in time and #arrested the male who then refused a breath test. Instant #ban for him.”

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Samantha Day