Amber Watford, 28, allegedly slipped into the patrol car and drove off while the officer was engaged with a passing motorist, according to a police report.
Mirror reports that,authorities in Alaska found the car not far from where it was stolen in Big Lake.
Watford and husband Joshua, 38, were arrested the following day in a home about 45 miles north of Anchorage in Wasilla, the report said.
Joshua Watford had been first arrested for failure to appear at court-ordered, alcohol-related classes from a previous driving under the influence charge, State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said.
It was not long after his arrest that Watford's wife made off with the patrol car and the couple remained at-large for about 30 hours.