Eastlake Police: Drunk driver hits school bus

Eastlake Police: Drunk driver hits school bus

EASTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - A 37-year-old woman is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a school bus.

The accident happened on Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Jefferson Elementary. There were nine students and the bus driver on the bus. They were not injured.

Eastlake Police say the woman fled the scene after the crash.

Another driver spotted the woman driving recklessly, called police and followed her. That driver was able to tell officers the suspect pulled into a driveway on Riverview.

Police responded there and the woman admitted to both the accident and leaving the scene.

As she was being driven to the police department, she passed out in the back seat of the cruiser and was transported to Lake West Hospital.

Charges are pending.

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