Police officers in China's northern region could not stand the sight, so they arrested him.

He was taken into police custody and will be charged.

The police in Shenze County, Hebei Province, said it had on Monday noticed a school bus that appeared to be overloaded carrying children to a local kindergarten.

They intercepted the bus the following day, only to find 44 people inside, including 42 children.

Police said after a chase, the driver was caught more than 10 kliometers away.

The driver had no valid driving license and the vehicle registration plate was fake. His motive remains unknown.

Earlier this year, several people were detained in connection with the death of a three-year-old on a school bus in the province.

The Hebei provincial department of education has issued an emergency circular, demanding private kindergartens to strengthen management of school buses.