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Bus driver accused of drunk driving in California

When most people think of DUI charges, they may immediately associate the incident with the presence of alcohol. However, there are other factors that can affect a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle, such as the influence of prescription medications. A bus driver is currently facing drunk driving charges in California after crashing the vehicle into a guardrail with passengers on board.

Law enforcement agents advised that incident took place on a recent Sunday morning. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of a Greyhound bus suddenly lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a nearby guardrail. Police assert that there were as many as 35 passengers on the bus at the time, one of whom was transported to a medical facility for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Following an investigation into the incident, the driver of the bus was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. Police have also advised that alcohol doesn't appear to have been a contributing factor and instead stated the driver may have been under the influence of drugs. It remains unclear how authorities came to suspect the presence of impairment or if the driver may be facing any additional charges in relation to the crash.

A conviction for drunk driving charges carries serious consequences that could have a substantial impact on a person's future. Those who face similar charges may wish to gain a better understanding of what to expect from the process, and they could benefit from discussing their available options with an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client in California make informed decisions about his or her case and assist in forming a strong defense for use during subsequent legal proceedings.

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