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Oregon school bus crashes, driver arrested

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office near Portland says no one on the bus was hurt.

Posted: Nov 13, 2019 2:52 PM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say a school bus with 10 children aboard crashed into a ditch, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office near Portland says no one on the bus was hurt. The yellow bus had front-end damage from the Wednesday morning crash on a rural road 20 miles west of Portland. The children were 10 to 16 years old.

Deputies said driver Jonathan Gates, 20, appeared to be impaired and arrested him. A photo released by the sheriff’s office showed the handcuffed driver being searched by deputies.

The Forest Grove School District said the children were from local elementary, middle and high schools and that the driver had veered off the road. It wasn’t immediately clear if Gates had an attorney.

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