Tour bus headed to the Masters golf tournament flips on Georgia highway

Charter bus overturns I-20 Eastbound driver charged with DUI

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The motorist, 61-year-old Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer, has been charged with driving under the influence.

Even a Georgia state trooper maintains passengers drifting a constitution bus into this Experts golf championship told investigators the motorist swerved off the roadway two until he swerved a 3rd period also resulted in the bus to overturn, injuring 15 persons. Five of them remain at the hospital; one is still in critical condition, another is in serious condition and three are in fair condition.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. when the bus ran off the side of Interstate 20 in Columbia County.

Seven of the passengers were transported to Augusta University Medical Center.

The driver was hit with a DUI charge after flipping the bus Thursday morning.


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The bus was operated by Jet Executive Limousine of metro Atlanta, Wright said. Some passengers suffered broken bones and head injuries, Sgt. Chris Wright said, but none were life-threatening. The hospital said six passengers were either in good condition or had been treated and released.

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All seven people being treated at AUMC are adults.

Some later reports claimed that there were only 18 passengers on the bus during the crash, although the number at this time is unclear; it is possible different reports included the driver himself and other did not, but this in unconfirmed. Westbound traffic has since cleared but eastbound traffic is still heavy with single lane traffic being diverted to the shoulder. This is near the Appling-Harlem and Grovetown exits and just outside of Augusta.

Details are limited. We have a crew headed to the scene.

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