LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police say that shortly after midnight on August 18, 2018 they received a report that a Hotard bus struck a utility pole at a trailer park in the 2900 block of Broad Street.
Police arrived on scene learning that the bus had been stolen from the Vinton area and that the suspect had fled on foot.
Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum with the LCPD says that shortly after a second bus was stolen from the Chennault area.
A plant transport bus matching the description of the stolen vehicle was then spotted by police at Broad Street and Pamco Road who attempted to pull the bus over.
The driver refused to stop the bus leading police on a chase that ended when the suspect lost control of the bus at the intersection of West Prien Lake Road and Holly Hill Road where the bus struck a building.
Police arrested Todd Bonamo, 40, after the crash.
He is currently being charged by police with aggravated flight from officers and illegal possession of stolen things.