Tour bus headed to Masters overturns, driver charged with DUI

Bus flips on its way to Masters golf tournament in Georgia, driver charged with DUI

Bus flips on its way to Masters golf tournament in Georgia, driver charged with DUI

A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday, injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport's premier events.

Authorities in east Georgia report a bus carrying 19 people has flipped on I-20 closing all eastbound lanes fo traffic.

Eighteen passengers traveling from Atlanta were on board and "several" of them were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the state patrol said.

Investigators say the bus was driving patrons to Augusta National to attend the tournament when the driver ran off the right side of the I-20 and over-corrected. The bus then overturned on the median.

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.

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At least five people sustained injuries Thursday after a tour bus flipped over on a highway in Georgia, CBS affiliate WRDW reports. Wright stated police imagine he had been using prescription drugs, alcohol.

Bus driver Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer, has been charged with DUI and Failure to Maintain Lane.

The bus is owned by Jet Executive Limousine, cops said in a brief news release.

Nine people are being treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

The Augusta Chronicle reported that seven adult passengers were transported to Augusta University Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center.

A phone listing for Hoppenbrouwer was disconnected.

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