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Oregon police: Intoxicated bus driver crashes while transporting 46 Army National Guard members

MANZANITA, Ore. -- A 44-year-old Vancouver, Washington man is facing 46 counts of reckless endangerment and DUI charges after driving a bus with 46 Army National Guard members while allegedly under the influence.

According to Oregon State Police, the driver was traveling on Highway 101 southbound in Manzanita on Tuesday morning when passengers “grew concerned over the driver using his cell phone, and showing signs of impairment.”

That’s when the suspect, Kenneth Alexander, lost control of the bus and crashed into the sidewalk, according to police.

There were no injuries, however the driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The 46 National Guard members were invited inside City Hall in Manzanita until another bus arrived.

Alexander could be charged with 46 counts of reckless endangerment, as well as driving under the influence.

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