Woman sentenced for crashing ambulance into Irondequoit Bay in 2021

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The woman who stole an ambulance and crashed it into Irondequoit Bay last summer learned her fate on Tuesday.

Vanessa Armstead of Buffalo was sentenced to three to nine years in prison.

Back in June 2021, she stole the ambulance in Utica and then led police on a high-speed and long-distance chase before crashing into the bay.

Armstead had already pleaded guilty in august to grand larceny charges. Along with prison time, she’ll have to pay more than $81,000 in restitution.