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School bus crashes in Arizona; Driver accused of impairment

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 16:15:43-04

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired after a crash injured several children in northern Arizona.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say 65-year-old Charles Hoag was taken into custody after Monday’s crash in Williams. They say the school bus transporting 16 elementary-age students left the road and crashed into a ditch. Several students suffered minor injuries and two were transported to a Flagstaff hospital for evaluation.

Sheriff’s officials say the incident is under investigation. It was unclear Tuesday if Hoag has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.