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9 students injured in Washington, D.C., school bus crash; driver charged with DUI

Oct. 31, 2022
Troy Reynolds, 48, had a blood alcohol content of .20 while driving students back to Murch Elementary School from a field trip in Virginia.

A school bus driver in Washington, D.C., has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a bus carrying 44 children and four adults.

The driver, Troy Reynolds, 48, was driving students and adults back from a field trip in Virginia to Murch Elementary School in Washington when he veered off the road, reports NBC News

Nine children were injured after the bus hit a rock, causing the rim to bend the tire to flatten. Nine children were treated for minor injuries.

Reynolds later failed a sobriety test and was taken to an adult detention center. He was found to have a blood alcohol content of .20, well above the legal limit of .08. 

District Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said the school system will conduct a thorough review of transportation vendors "to ensure that student safety is always prioritized."

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