Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver has been charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole.

Police say Scott Poirier, of Dudley, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

Authorities responded to a report of a school bus crash at around 3 p.m. in Dudley. First responders found the bus with wires from a utility pole spread across its roof.

No injuries were reported but the crash caused power outages.

A spokesman for the Charlton-based company that owns the bus says the 42-year-old Poirier has been suspended.


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