Bus carrying fans to the Masters crashes; driver charged with DUI

Bus carrying fans to the Masters crashes; driver charged with DUI

Bus carrying fans to the Masters crashes; driver charged with DUI

Authorities in east Georgia report a bus carrying 19 people has flipped on I-20 closing all eastbound lanes fo traffic. Thankfully, none of the injuries are reported as life-threatening.

The motorist, 61-year-old Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer, has been charged with driving under the influence. Their report said the driver ran off the right side, then overcorrected before the bus overturned in the median.

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PREVIOUS STORY: A bus crash resulted in the vehicle overturning on Interstate 20 outside of Augusta, GA Thursday morning.

The bus with 18 people on-board was on its way to the Augusta National Golf Club. Wright stated police imagine he had been using prescription drugs, alcohol.

Shortly after leaving Atlanta around 6:30 a.m., Strickler, 34, said the bus driver went off the side of the road and into a ditch and corrected the bus.

The bus skidded for about 100 yards, Kip Plowman, a managing partner in Cherry Bekaert's Atlanta office, said in a video provided by Doctors Hospital of Augusta. Augusta University Medical Center also announced that they took in seven patients, likely the victims mentioned in early reports; of the seven, two were in fair condition but the remaining five were in serious condition.

Plowman said he felt poorly behind other wounded passengers in addition to for Experts ticketholders because it was shut down after the wreck stuck on Interstate 20.

Jet Executive Limosine owns the tour bus, GSP said.

A lot of individuals were shot to hospitals however, that the patrol says that the injuries were not lifethreatening.

A man who answered the phone number listed for the Georgia-based limousine company refused to comment.

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