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Greyhound bus driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 99

Posted: 4:16 PM, Mar 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-24 19:16:34-04
Mug shot of 28-year-old Ashton Castillo

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — CHP officers arrested a Greyhound bus driver for driving under the influence Sunday morning after his bus crashed on Highway 99 near Highway 180.

Officers say the driver, 28-year-old Ashton Castillo, lost control as he navigated from southbound 99 to eastbound 180 and hit a guardrail at around 9:30 a.m.

35 passengers were on board the bus. Eight to ten of them complained of pain to CHP officers, but only one went to the hospital with minor injuries, according to CHP spokesperson Victor Taylor.

Greyhound sent another bus for the remaining passengers.

CHP officers arrested Castillo and took him to their Fresno headquarters for further evaluation and they determined he was under the influence of drugs.

According to Officer Taylor, the bus driver's driving privileges had been suspended three days ago.