A driver in a stolen faculty bus led cops on a wild, 80-mile high-speed chase throughout two states earlier than he crashed in Indiana — and it was all caught on dramatic dashcam video.
Police stated the bus was stolen from Cincinnati, Ohio final week and shortly had cops from a number of companies tailing behind for greater than 50 minutes because it barreled erratically down Interstate 74, footage aired Wednesday by WXIX-TV reveals.
At one level the bus, which police stated was not carrying any passengers, strikes the curb and practically topples over — however veers again onto the highway and races on with a couple of half-dozen cops following shut behind.
The Could 30 chase crossed the Indiana state line and onto State Route 9 in Shelbyville, the place it lastly careened onto the cornfield and bounced to a cease, the video reveals.
Police converged on the bus with weapons drawn and grabbed the motive force — later recognized as 32-year-old Chad Murdock — as he tried to make a run for it, the video reveals.
Murdock was charged with resisting regulation enforcement, legal recklessness with a car, possession of stolen property and legal mischief, the Indiana State Police Division stated.
Police stated he allegedly carjacked the bus from its rightful driver round 10:15 a.m. earlier than embarking on the practically hour-long chase. Cops needed to deploy a tire deflation gadget to be able to get the bus to cease.
Murdock, who police stated might face further expenses, is due again in Decatur County Court docket on Aug. 28.
Nobody was injured in the course of the case.