Killeen man identified, in custody following multi-county pursuit involving stolen ambulance

Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 16:17:36-05

A man was in custody Saturday morning following a multi-county high-speed chase involving a stolen ambulance that ended in Killeen.

DPS spokesperson Sgt. D.L. Wilson said a trooper spotted the ambulance shortly after 10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 190 near Lampasas County Road 4330 and attempted to pull the driver over.

The driver was identified as David Oliver III, 43. 

Oliver refused to stop and traveled through multiple counties before stopping near the Killeen Police Department on North 2nd Street and East Avenue D, Wilson said. The pursuit ended just after 10:30 a.m.

Oliver, from Killeen, was taken into custody for a mental evaluation, Wilson said.

DPS spokesperson Sgt. D.L. Wilson said the ambulance was taken from University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin. 

KVUE-TV reported that EMS were taking a patient into the medical center when they were informed the ambulance was gone. 

The ambulance belonged to Austin-Travis County EMS.

Oliver was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest and detention with a motor vehicle. 

Oliver is being held at the Bell County Jail.

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