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Suspected drunk driver hits school bus

Children, driver escape injury in rural Hillsboro accident


A suspected drunk driver hit a school bus Monday in a rural part of Hillsboro as Washington County Sheriff's deputies were trying to stop him from driving.

Although two children and a driver were on the bus, they were not injured in the accident.

Charges are pending against Kyle Getsinger, 27, who was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 4:07 p.m. on Sept. 24, deputies were called to a residence on Southwest Tongue Lane concerning a report of an intoxicated individual causing problems and acting erratically. Before the deputies arrived, the man got into a 1974 Chevrolet Nova and drove away.

Deputies converged to the area to stop the man from driving and possibly injuring himself or others. A few minutes later, deputies were informed that a vehicle had crashed into a school bus on Southwest Tongue Lane.

When deputies arrived, they found Getsinger had crashed his car into the rear of a school bus. Deputies found Getsinger was injured and his vehicle sustained significant damage. The two children and driver on the bus reported no injuries. The bus sustained damage to the rear bumper area.

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in this crash.




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