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Police: Suspected DUI driver hits Chesterfield school bus

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 18:35:10-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a school bus crash in Chesterfield County.

One student and the school bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police on scene.

"The investigation indicates that a school bus was traveling south on Rockdale Road when it was struck on its passenger's side by a Jeep Cherokee that was traveling north on Lindell Road," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "At this point, police are investigating the possibility that the driver of the Jeep was intoxicated; the driver of the Jeep is in custody."

Police on scene indicated the driver of the Jeep ran a stop sign.

The bus was taking students home from Monacan High School, according to a Chesterfield Schools spokesman. There were nine students on the bus when it was hit.

The police investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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