A driver who flipped a tour bus over on a Georgia highway Thursday morning injuring at least a dozen people has been charged with driving under the influence.
The bus driver, Steven Hoppenbrouwer, 61, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, was charged with DUI and a failure to maintain lane.
Nine of the injured passengers were taken to Doctors Hospital in Augusta, which said in a statement that one passenger was in critical condition Thursday afternoon. Five of them have serious injuries and two were in fair condition.
The Georgia State Patrol said the crash occurred on Interstate 20 eastbound about 15 miles west of Augusta, where the tournament is held each year.
Officials with Augusta University Medical Center have confirmed they have received seven patients from the crash so far.
The Georgia State Patrol said passengers in the bus told troopers at the scene that Hoppenbrouwer had caused the vehicle to swerve twice during the trip before the accident eventually happened.
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A total of 19 people were on the bus, and all of them have been taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Plowman said he felt poorly behind other wounded passengers in addition to for Experts ticketholders because it was shut down after the wreck stuck on Interstate 20. This is near the Appling-Harlem and Grovetown exits and just outside of Augusta.
The bus is owned by Jet Executive Limousine, cops said in a brief news release.
All seven people being treated at AUMC are adults.
The third Richmond-area passenger, several sources said, works for Cherry Bekaert, the Richmond-based accounting firm whose Atlanta office chartered the bus for employees and clients.