Tour bus headed to Masters overturns, driver charged with DUI

Hope Soto
April 7, 2018

The driver of a tour bus that overturned on I-20 Thursday morning is now facing additional charges.

The bus was en route to the world-renown golf tournament, which started at the Augusta National Golf Club Thursday morning.

Sixty-one-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer is also charged with failure to maintain lane.

WJBF-TV reports the Augusta University Medical Center says five patients were seriously injured and two are in fair condition.

Physicians Hospital in Augusta claimed in a statement Thursday that six of the eight passengers obtained there have been in very good shape or had been dealt with and released.

Eighteen passengers traveling from Atlanta were on board and "several" of them were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the state patrol said. Wright said authorities believe he had been using drugs, not alcohol.

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"They were starting to become concerned about his ability to drive", Wright told The Associated Press.

One passenger told troopers he had decided before the crash: "I'm not riding back with him. I'll call an Uber".

Now we have 7 people in the hospital, instead of at Amen Corner eating a pimento cheese sandwich with an icy cold beer.

Plowman said that the bus careened off the road and spun around one and a half times before skidding on its negative a excellent distance.

The amateurs: Doug Ghim carried the flag for the seven amateurs at the Masters by holing out for eagle on the 18th hole for an even-par 72. It was only the sixth eagle on the 18th hole at the Masters, and the first since Chris DiMarco in 2006.

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