OHP Releases Dash Cam Video Of Chase Involving Stolen Ambulance


Thursday, April 21st 2016, 9:58 pm
By: News 9


A woman, not even 24 hours out of jail, stole an ambulance and went on a joy ride. News 9 brought you the bizarre arrest last month, and Thursday, April 21, OHP released video of the chase.

Last month, paramedics rushed a patient into St. Anthony Hospital, and investigators said that's when Dasha West seized the moment and took off with the ambulance.

The Pauls Valley General Hospital ambulance was missing for about two hours before it was spotted on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike, which is where the video begins.

The ambulance weaved back and forth switching lanes all the while ignoring the blaring sirens and commands from Trooper Mat Conway to stop.

The pursuit appeared to come to an end when West pulled over, but she wasn't ready to give up just yet.

West drove along the shoulder for about 30 more seconds before she finally surrendered to troopers who greeted her with several drawn guns.

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West was arrested and put in Trooper Conway's car to be taken to the Canadian County Jail.

But before she took a smiling mug shot, small talk on the way to jail got her to open up.

WEST: Do you know what's going on?

TROOPER CONWAY: Yeah, you're.. Do you know what you did?

WEST: No.

TROOPER CONWAY: Do you know what you did? You took the ambulance from the hospital.

WEST: Yeah.

TROOPER CONWAY: You're not supposed to do that. You get in trouble with that. They reported it stolen.

WEST: Oh.

TROOPER CONWAY: So you're in a stolen vehicle.

WEST: I thought that's what they wanted me to do!

TROOPER CONWAY: To take the ambulance?

After that, West sat quietly for most of the ride to El Reno. But she did wonder what people thought of her for taking off in the ambulance.

WEST: Is everybody laughing at me?

TROOPER CONWAY: No. I didn't hear anybody laugh. It's kinda a serious matter.

Four hours before the chase began, West was released from for assaulting paramedics.