Some people ride an ambulance for transportation to a hospital.  Then there are people who steal ambulances to drive away from a hospital.  That was the scenario early Sunday morning when an intoxicated woman stole a Rural Metro ambulance outside of the Erie County Medical Center and took it for a joyride that didn't end until she lost control and struck a stone wall at the traffic circle at Kensington Avenue and Harlem Road in Amherst.

The 37-year old woman is charged with drunk driving, reckless endangerment, grand larceny and other charges.

The ambulance and the traffic wall were heavily damaged.  If not for the wall the ambulance might have crashed into a Walgreens drug store.  Luckily there were no serious injuries.