Bus En Route To Masters Flips Over, Driver Charged With DUI

Authorities say a tour bus flipped over on a Georgia interstate while en route to the Masters golf tournament, injuring at least a dozen people.

The bus driver has been charged with DUI.

Georgia State Patrol officials told news outlets that the bus carrying 18 people crashed on Interstate 20 around 8:45 a.m. Thursday. The bus driver, 61-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer, is also charged with failure to maintain lane.

Authorities say Hoppenbrouwer ran off the side of the road and overcorrected before the bus overturned on the median.

Five patients were reportedly seriously injured and two are in fair condition. Seven other people are either in fair or critical condition at another hospital, according to local news outlets.

The bus is owned by Executive Limousine.

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