Drunk Driver Strikes School Bus in Lompoc

On Friday afternoon, a suspected drunk driver rear-ended a school bus in Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at the intersection of Central Avenue and North A Street at around 1:25 p.m. While the bus was stopped at the stop sign, a GMC pickup truck slammed into the back of it. The apparent intoxicated driver did not realize that the school bus was stopped in front of him and plowed into the school bus.

There were 26 students on the bus at the time of the crash. Thankfully, none of the children reported injuries on the scene. The pickup truck driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and the bus driver did report pain in her back, but was not transported to a hospital from the scene.

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