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Arrest in Tuba City, Ariz. bus collision

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Several students received non-life-threatening injuries

Navajo Police Department has arrested the man suspected of broadsiding a Tuba City, Ariz. Boarding School bus as it was transporting students home from school.  The Navajo Police Department received a call at 3:45 pm Aug. 7 reporting a school bus and vehicle collision that occurred on Moenae Road, one mile west of Main Street in Tuba City, Ariz.

According to responding officers, the bus was transporting more than 25 students home when a brown 2004 GMC pickup truck collided with the bus and left the scene of the crash.  Investigating officers were provided license plate information which led police to the vehicle and the subsequent arrest of the suspect. The suspect was charged with DUI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of minors, and aggravated assault.

Navajo Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Rescue, and a physician from the Tuba City Regional Health Care triaged students on scene. Several students were transported to the Tuba City Regional Health Care hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The identification of the suspect is not being released at this time.  Criminal investigators have been notified of the incident.