DUI Driver in RTA crash had several license suspensions before

A police chase has ended in a crash with an RTA bus.

It happened Sunday evening around 9:30PM on Cleveland's east side.

And now 19 Action news has uncovered the story behind the driver who lead cops on the chase -- why was James Allen even on the road in the first place?

Cops say Allen refused to stop once officers activated their overhead lights and sirens.

Allen ran a stop sign at East 130 and Parkhill, causing an oncoming RTA bus to strike it, sending it into a tree. The bus then, as a result of the accident with the suspect vehicle, struck another vehicle containing a man, woman and three children, all sustained injuries.  Some RTA passengers were also injured. Victims went to various area hospitals.

Allen was drunk at three times the legal limit-- .25. He was transported for medical treatment as a result of the crash.

"I've always told him don't drink and drive. Always told him that. I'm his mother," said Lexi Allen.

Allen's license has been suspended six times before. He was even convicted twice before, for running from cops.

Cleveland accident investigators have filed six charges against Allen.

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