Criminal charges were filed Monday against a 20-year-old man accused of stealing an Orange County Transportation Authority bus in Irvine and leading police on a 30-minute chase that ended with a crash in Costa Mesa.

Lorenzo Marrice Outten was charged with grand theft auto, evading police and reckless driving, unlawful taking of a vehicle and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, all felonies, along with misdemeanor counts of driving without a valid driver’s license and hit-and-run with property damage.

A pregnant woman was checked by doctors after her Prius was sideswiped by the bus on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway during the chase last Thursday, said California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera.

Valerie Barrow’s husband said her 18-week-old fetus was OK.

The CHP reported the 20-passenger bus was taken on Culver Drive west of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway. Irvine police gave chase eastbound on Culver, and the pursuit continued on the southbound 5 Freeway and onto southbound Route 133 when the CHP was asked to join the pursuit, which it did near Laguna Canyon and State Route 73.

The pursuit continued north on the 73 to the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, where the bus collided with the Prius and then slammed into a guardrail as the driver tried to exit at Victoria Avenue at 6:51 p.m., the CHP reported.

The suspect tried to run, but was quickly arrested, according to the CHP.

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