Michigan State Police arrested a 25-year-old Detroit man Wednesday shortly after he allegedly stole a charter bus and then crashed into another vehicle, police said.
The charter bus owned by Safeway Transportation was being warmed up around 5:30 a.m. when the driver left the vehicle unattended at a holding yard in Detroit and was stolen. A GPS system helped police track the bus down a few hours later in Warren ó but not before the man who stole the vehicle struck a car on the southbound Interstate 75 near Warren, MSP officials said.
The unidentified man, who police say suffers from a form of mental illness, was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital after he was apprehended at an apartment complex in Warren.
Lt. Michael Shaw, a spokesman for the state police, said the GPS system was able to eventually shut the vehicle down. Warren Police assisted in the arrest, he said.
An investigation will continue, officials said, and will be presented to the Wayne County prosecutorís office for review.