3 Injured, Teen Arrested for DUI Following Bus Crash in Lakeport
LAKEPORT, CA (March 8, 2019) – A DUI car accident involving a bus at Armstrong and South Estep streets Thursday resulted in the injuries of three people and the arrest of a teen.
According to the Lakeport Police Department, officers arrested a 17-year-old for DUI.
Around 7:43 a.m., the teen struck a People Services bus as the bus traveled eastbound on Armstrong Street. Heading southbound on South Estep Street before the impact, the teen blew through the intersection’s stop sign, which resulted in the crash.
Following the accident, three bus passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Paramedics examined the patients and released them shortly after.
Meanwhile, police officers arrested the juvenile after he displayed signs of impairment. Following a series of field sobriety tests, officers placed the teen under arrest and transported and booked him to Lake County Probation Department.
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