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Police Nab Man They Say Stole Ambulance

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana police say a 29-year-old man stole an ambulance and led them on a high-speed, 75-mile chase before the vehicle rolled on U.S. Interstate 90 just before 11 p.m. Saturday.
    
The Billings Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/lermpqy) reports Cody Lee Paine was taken into custody in the incident involving a stolen American Medical Response ambulance.
    
The ambulance was reportedly taken from a Billings restaurant parking lot around 9:45 p.m. Just how the ambulance was stolen is unclear.
    
According to law enforcement, Paine's top speed was around 100 mph before the chase ended.
    
Officers said that during the chase Paine had the ambulance's siren on, though not its blinking lights
    
Paine, who suffered only minor injuries that were treated at the scene, had a driver's license out of Texas, but appeared to be homeless.
    
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