Impaired driver slams into empty school bus in Slidell

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SLIDELL, LA – Highway 11 had to be shut down for hours after an impaired driver crashed head-on into a school bus.

The crash happened around 7:30 A.M. on Friday morning, at the top of the Highway 11/Front Street bridge (the bridge that goes over the railroad tracks between Gause Boulevard and North Boulevard).

The accident involved a car, a truck, and a school bus, luckily, no children were on board at the time of the crash.

Witnesses say that 26-year-old Alexandra Alley, of Baton Rouge, was traveling south on Highway 11, in a 2015 Honda Accord, when she crossed over the centerline of the roadway.

This caused a head-on collision into a school bus, causing the front wheel of the bus to fall off.

The bus spun out of control, causing it to crash into an unmarked Louisiana Probation and Patrol police vehicle (Dodge Ram).

The bus driver sustained minor injuries, the Louisiana Probation and Parole officer did not have any injuries.

When officers arrived on the scene, it was apparent that the person responsible for the crash, Alexander Alley, was impaired and appeared under the influence of narcotics.

Officers also located suspected narcotics inside of Alley’s vehicle. Alley was transported to a local hospital where she is currently being treated for minor injuries.

Upon her release, Alley will be charged with driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug, vehicular negligent injuring, and improper lane usage.

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