01/19/2016 11:05 EST | Updated 01/19/2017 00:12 EST

Woman charged after parked ambulance stolen from Edmonton hospital

EDMONTON — A woman faces a number of charges after a parked ambulance was stolen from an Edmonton hospital.

Police allege a patient at the Royal Alexandra Hospital took the emergency vehicle and drove it to a rural area.

The ambulance was tracked by police using its on-board GPS and officers were able to stop it near Duffield, about 40 kilometres west of Edmonton.

The driver was arrested without incident.

Charges against a 21-year-old suspect include dangerous driving, theft over $5,000 and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

The woman has been returned to the care of the hospital.