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Baltimore man charged after stealing ambulance outdoors Dorchester Hospital, state police say

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) – A Baltimore man was arrested and charged after allegedly stealing an ambulance in Dorchester County on Friday night.

Maryland State Police was informed by Dorchester County Ambulance that one of their ambulances was stolen at about 8:10 p.m. outside the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center.

Soldiers found the stolen ambulance traveling west on Route 50 in Cambridge. The suspect, later identified as 52-year-old Augustus Reddit, turned on the ambulance's emergency siren to move vehicles out of the way.

When Redditt lost control of the ambulance on the 5100 block of Ocean Gateway near Tarbutton Mill Road, he was taken into custody. The ambulance rolled before it came to rest. Otherwise nobody was hurt.

Redditt faces charges of vehicle theft, driving under the influence, drug possession and related traffic offenses.

Redditt was taken to Shore Medical Center at the University of Maryland at Easton for treatment for his injuries. Redditt was released from the hospital and taken to the Maryland State Police's Easton Barrack for processing.

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