Bus Driver Suspected Of DUI After Crashing With 35 People On Board

In California, the legal limit for blood-alcohol content is 0.08% for most adults. That legal limit can change depending upon age and the type of driver’s license a person possesses. For those under the age of 21, California has a strict zero-tolerance law where any amount of alcohol found in the system is over the legal limit. For people who have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the legal threshold for alcohol is 0.04%. This limit is in effect whether the person is driving their personal vehicle or a commercial vehicle. Being convicted of a DUI while a person has a CDL could mean the suspension of their CDL for a year.

The Fresno Bee reports on a bus driver who is suspected of DUI after crashing with 35 passengers on board.

According to the California Highway Patrol, on Sunday morning, just before 9:30 a.m., the bus driver lost control of the vehicle on Highway 99 as it transitioned to Highway 180. The bus then crashed into a guardrail.

There were 35 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. 8 to 10 of the passengers were complaining of pain. One passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of the injuries. The driver, identified as Ashton Castillo, 28, was arrested on suspected DUI. Police believe that Castillo was intoxicated by drugs, not alcohol.

The bus was on its way to Fresno from Sacramento when it crashed. The driver is facing DUI charges in addition to other charges, which were not listed.


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