Cassie Weathersby is accused of taking the truck around 10:50 p.m. outside St. Bernard Hospital and was arrested after she crashed into another vehicle, police said.
Weathersby, who was uninjured, was charged with stealing a vehicle, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol. It’s unclear why she took the vehicle. She will appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.
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