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Arrest in School Bus Hit and Run

(La Porte County, IN) - A driver allegedly fled after striking a school bus outside Michigan City, but police quickly reeled him in. Michael Adams, 50, is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, a Class B misdemeanor.


According to La Porte County Police, Adams was driving an SUV that struck the back end of a Michigan City school bus Monday afternoon at Orchard Drive and Wozniak Road.


Adams briefly contacted the school bus driver then allegedly left after learning police were called. Deputy Tyler Oberholtzer responded to the crash scene when he located the fleeing driver eastbound on 400 North. After posting bond, Adams was released from the La Porte County Jail last night.


Police said there were no injuries on the bus, which contained about 30 passengers being taken home from school.

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