Man arrested for DUI after crashing into school bus

Published: Aug. 15, 2017 at 10:47 AM EDT
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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News

August 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man is accused of driving under the influence and crashing into a school bus that was transporting children at the end of the first day of school.

The crash happened at 4:45 p.m. Monday on Louvinia Drive, north of Owenstone Lane.

The Florida Highway Patrol says David Cox, 59, was driving in a GMC Sierra and attempted to pass a Leon County Schools bus that was coming to a stop. Troopers say Cox began to cross the double solid lines when he collided with the back of the bus.

The bus driver and the four children on the bus, ages 2 to 9, were not injured in the crash.

We've learned that the bus was transporting students from Roberts Elementary School.

Cox, who suffered minor injuries, was arrested at the scene for DUI.

Leon County Schools spokesperson Chris Petley said, "A Roberts Elementary bus with four students on board was rear-ended during the afternoon routes yesterday. No injuries were reported to LCS and a replacement bus was sent out to continue the route."

FHP was assisted at the scene by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, EMS and Fire Department.

Cox was booked into the Leon County Jail and bonded out on Tuesday morning.