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Man leads police on chase in ambulance

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Police say a man was arrested after he led them on a chase in an ambulance in DeKalb County Thursday.

A trooper saw the ambulance entering I-20 from Hill Street when he noticed it didn't have a state tag, according to a spokesperson with Georgia State Patrol.

When the trooper attempted a traffic stop, officials say the driver of the ambulance fled and led the trooper in a pursuit.

The ambulance left I-20 on Flat Shoals Road and was described by police as "driving very reckless," striking two vehicles and hitting a telephone pole.

Police say the driver and a woman were eventually detained.

The driver had a suspended license and a warrant for larceny, according to authorities. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, but police did not specify the extent of his injuries.

He was identified as 37-year-old Kevin Spivey and charged with crossing a gore; no tag; no insurance; suspended license; leaving the scene of an accident; and fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer. 

Meanwhile, the woman in the ambulance was released without charges, according to authorities.

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