Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, detained an 11-year-old boy Oct. 11 after a high-speed chase in which they said the boy was driving an empty school bus he had stolen.
Pursuit began before 11 a.m., according to WBRZ-TV, and it ended at about 11:30 when the bus went off the road and hit a gas line and a tree in a homeowner’s yard.
Authorities said no one appeared to be injured in the crash, although the bus sustained some damage when it hit the tree. According to TMZ, police said the bus hit three vehicles along the way, but no one was seriously hurt.
According to WBRZ, police said the bus was stolen from a private owner who contracted with Progress Head Start for its use.
Police did not release the name of the 11-year-old but said the child was too small to reach the pedals from the driver’s seat and thus drove the bus standing up in an