Police: Impaired driver hits Louisiana school bus head-on

A car crashed head-on into a school bus in Slidell Friday morning (Aug. 23), according to the Slidell Police Department. (Source: Slidell PD)

SLIDELL, La. (KNOE) - A car crashed head-on into a school bus in Slidell Friday morning (Aug. 23), according to the Slidell Police Department. No children were on board, but Highway 11 had to be shut down for two hours, according to police.

It happened shortly after 7:30 a.m.

According to police, 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. They say she ran into the school bus, causing the front wheel of the bus to fall off.

Police say the bus spun out of control, and crashed into an unmarked Louisiana Probation and Patrol police vehicle.

Investigators say that when officers arrived, it was apparent that the driver was impaired and under the influence of narcotics. Officers also located suspected narcotics inside of Alley’s vehicle.

Police say Alley was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The bus driver also sustained minor injuries.

Alley is facing charges of:

*Driving Under the Influence (2nd Offense)
*Driving Under Suspension
*Possession of Marijuana
*Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*Possession of a Legend Drug
*Vehicular Negligent Injuring
*Improper Lane Usage.

You can see photos of the crash and suspect below.

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