DASH CAM: Chase ends with school bus swipe

Posted at 7:49 PM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 19:49:39-05

Canal Fulton police have released dash cam video of a chase that ended with a minivan striking a school bus in Canal Fulton Wednesday.

The video shows an officer trailing a minivan police said was reported for suspicion of drunken driving before the van tries to squeeze through traffic and sideswipes a school bus.

No kids were on the bus, police said. 

Police said that the driver—William Lawrence Rini—rear-ended a car on the 2400 block and then side swiped an oncoming car on the 2200 block of S. Locust St. 

An officer spotted Rini and tried to pull him over, but the driver fled, police said, reaching speeds of 70 miles an hour before overshooting a turn and striking a school bus.

No children were in the bus and the driver was not injured, but the driver in the first crash was injured.

Police said that Rini told them he murdered several people, but that they determined that those statements were not true.

Rini was arrested and charged with drunken driving, fleeing and eluding, hit-skip, resisting arrest, reckless operation, passing on a double yellow line, failure to control a motor vehicle and speeding.


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