COACHELLA, Calif. -

Police arrested a La Quinta man Sunday evening after he allegedly drove a stolen school bus into a set of school classroom trailers at Coachella Valley High School.

Coachella police officers were called to the school along the 83800 block of Airport Boulevard in Coachella Sunday evening at 6:47 p.m.

Officers say they determined that Joe Barragan Quevedo Jr., 28, stole a school bus from a fenced-in parking lot and then crashed the vehicle into a set of classroom trailers while trying to leave.

Quevedo Jr. was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries.
He was set to be charged with vehicle theft, driving under the influence, and vandalism.

Investigators say alcohol was determined to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information was urged to call the Coachella Police Department at 760-863-8990, or Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341 STOP (7867).