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School bus driver cited for DUII after crash with students on board

Washington County SO via KPTV

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    GASTON, OR (KPTV) — A school bus driver was cited for DUII after crashing in the Gaston area with 10 students on board, according to deputies.

The Forest Grove School District bus went off the road near the 8000 block of Southwest Old Highway 47 near Seghers Road at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The bus went into a ditch with 12 people on board, including the driver, an adult bus aid and 10 children between the ages of 10 and 16 years old.

Nobody was hurt, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office released surveillance video that showed the crash.

Deputies said the driver, 20-year-old Jonathan C. Gates of Hillsboro, appeared to be impaired. He was arrested on the charge of DUII-controlled substance, according to deputies.

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