Buffalo Valley School bus driver crashes school bus four times, no injuries reported

Friday, November 12th 2004, 11:25 am
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) _ The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a school bus driver was apparently driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed the bus four times in southeastern Oklahoma.

Troopers say between nine and 30 students were on the Buffalo Valley school bus during the various crashes yesterday afternoon in Pushmataha and Latimer counties.

No injuries are reported.

Troopers say the bus driven by Charles Bray first hit a tree as he left his home in Buffalo Valley in southern Latimer County.

Troopers say he later hit a parked car in a Corps of Engineers parking lot north of Clayton in Pushmataha County. He then hit another parked car, then a fence on private property near Yanush in Latimer County.

Troopers say after the fourth collision a woman got on the bus and took the keys from the ignition.

Assistant District Attorney Scot Sampson says no charges have been filed and he expects to have the trooper's report on Monday.