DUI driver arrested after crashing into bus, injuring 5 in Bellevue
DUI driver arrested after crashing into bus, injuring 5 in Bellevue

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(Bellevue Police Department)

A suspected DUI driver was arrested after smashing into a Bellevue Metro bus, sending five passengers to the hospital early Saturday morning.

According to the Bellevue Police Department (BPD), the 25-year-old driver fled from police when they tried to pull him over for suspected driving under the influence just after midnight. When the pursuit reached the corner of Bel-Red Rd. and NE 24th St., the driver slammed his red Ford Mustang into the side of a city bus.

(Bellevue Police Department)

Authorities say five people riding the bus during the crash were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. 

The driver, who also had minor injuries, was handcuffed on scene and arrested for DUI. 

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According to the Washington State Patrol, anyone who sees someone who appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is urged to call 911 immediately.