Driver in Times Square tour bus crash charged with impairment: NYPD
One driver was arrested after a double-decker bus collision in Times Square on Tuesday afternoon that injured more than a dozen people, police said.
The driver of adouble-decker bus that collidedwith anotherin Times Square on Tuesday afternoon was arrested for alleged impairment at the time of the crash, police said.
William Dalambert, 58, was charged with driving while ability impaired around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NYPD.
Though the Irvington, N.J., resident passed a Breathalyzer test at the scene, investigators suspect he was under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, law enforcement officials said. He was arrested following a field sobriety test, though it remains unclear what drugs he may have been on.
The results of urine and blood tests had not been made public as of Wednesday night.
Dalambert was still waiting to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Police said Dalambert was driving a Gray Line bus on Seventh Avenue when he crashed into a CitySights bus on the corner of 47th Street. His bus jumped onto the sidewalk at busy Duffy Square and knocked down a traffic light pole, sending glass and debris flying.
More than a dozen pedestrians were injured and a tour guide on the Gray Line bus was also hurt, officials said. The guide and two other people sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Twin America, which owns both Gray Line and CitySights, did not respond to requests for comment.
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