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Bus driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing in Fresno County with 35 people on board

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A Greyhound bus driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing Sunday morning with 35 passengers on board, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened just before 9:30 a.m. in Fresno as the driver lost control while headed south on Highway 99 as it transitions to Highway 180, CHP spokesman Victor Taylor said. The bus crashed into a guardrail.

Out of the 35 passengers on board, eight to 10 complained of pain, and one was transported to the hospital.

The driver, identified by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office as 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Taylor said drugs were involved, but not alcohol.

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Ashton Castillo, a 28-year-old bus driver, was arrested Sunday, March 24, 2019, on suspicion of DUI and other allegations after crashing his bus in Fresno, CA with 35 passengers on board, law enforcement officials said.

Taylor said the bus was on its way from Sacramento to Fresno when it crashed.

In 2017, a crash in Tulare county involving a bus killed three people, including the bus driver. And in 2010, six people were killed after a Greyhound bus crashed into an overturned SUV on Highway 99 and McKinley Avenue.

Ashleigh Panoo: 559-441-6010, @AshleighPanoo


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