HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) –

What started as a test drive ended in a crash and with a man under arrest. Gulfport police said an agent from Kirk’s Auto Sales on Pass Rd. took a prospective buyer on a test drive Monday morning.

When the agent pulled into a restaurant parking lot to let the man drive, he reportedly took off with the vehicle.

Police say the driver, later identified as Joshua Vandiver, of Iuka, MS, made it to I-10, where a Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the vehicle. The driver got off the interstate at Firetower Rd. and crashed a short time later.

Vandiver was charged with taking possession of a motor vehicle and booked into the Harrison County jail on a $15,000 bond set by Judge Louise Ladner.

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Joshua Vandiver (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)

Joshua Vandiver (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)

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