One Oregon school bus driver is accused of having driven 10 children under the influence of a bus accident in Washington County.
No one was injured when the bus drove off a highway into a ditch around 8 am The Sheriff's Office in Washington County was mentioned in a statement.
Jonathan C. Gates, 20, of Hillsboro, was arrested after MPs "discovered that Mr. Gates appears to be affected," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
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He was arrested for " DUI-controlled substance "arrested, cited and released.
The bus carried students aged 10 to 16 years as well as an adult bus assistant, said the sheriff's office came from the Forest Grove School District.
"When it comes to such crimes, we take it very seriously, but these are crimes," said Sgt. Danny DiPietro told NBC subsidiary KGW or Portland:
The sheriff's office said that alcohol was not suspected, but did not say what kind of substance it was, according to the station.
It was not immediately clear if Gates did this with a lawyer. A telephone number for him could not be found on Wednesday evening.
The Forest Grove School District stated in a statement on its website that the bus is turning off the road into a ditch. "All students were evaluated by the rescue personnel and released to parents or guardians," said the district.
The district said the driver had a paid administrative leave according to the protocol, KGW reported. David Warner, director of communications and engagement at the Forest Grove School District, told the station, "The safety of our students is our top priority, and we'll look at it and work with the sheriff's office and take action if necessary we all have details. "
Washington County is west of Portland.