BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities have identified the man accused of commandeering an ambulance from a Carroll County hospital and crashing into two police vehicles on Thursday.

Steven David Gary, 55, is charged with theft of over $100,00, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and two counts of intoxicated endangerment, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gary also faces various traffic offenses including driving under the influence.

Gary was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly stealing an ambulance Thursday from Carroll Hospital Center and leading authorities on a chase along Route 32.

At some point, Gary crashed the ambulance into a Maryland State Police vehicle and a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, deputies said. The chase came to an end when the ambulance stopped near Gamber Fire Company and Gary was taken into custody.

No one was hurt during the incident. First responders took Gary to Carroll Hospital Center as a precaution. He was later transported to Carroll County Central Booking.

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Published reports and court records show that Gary has had previous brushes with law enforcement.

He was accused of burglarizing Gateway Liquors in Finksburg twice in one week in 2017. Maryland court records show he later pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in that case.

In September 2012, a man with the same name and date of birth was accused of trying to hit a police officer with a Toyota RAV 4 in Catonsville. He was arrested on assault, theft and reckless endangerment charges. The outcome of that case isn’t clear.


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