Slidell Police: Possible impaired driver crashes into school bus, arrest made

Slidell Police: Possible impaired driver crashes into school bus, arrest made
Alexandra Alley, 26, is accused of driving while impaired and crashing into a school bus in Slidell.

SLIDELL, La. (WVUE) - A 26-year-old Baton Rouge woman was arrested after she crashed head-on into a school bus in Slidell Friday morning (Aug. 23), according to the Slidell Police Department. No children were on board.

Investigators believe the driver was impaired.

The crash was reported on Highway 11 near the Front Street overpass, where the bus spun out of control, striking a law enforcement vehicle.

Witnesses told police the driver -- Alexandra Alley -- was driving south on Highway 11 in a 2015 Honda Accord when she crossed the middle line, crashing into the bus and knocking off its front wheel. Alley sustained minor injuries, but police said no one else was hurt.

Police said when they arrived on scene, Alley appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and investigators found suspected drugs in her car.

Alley was brought to the hospital for treatment but will be booked into the Slidell City Jail after her release on charges including driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug, vehicular negligent injuring and improper lane usage. A toxicology report is pending, police said.

No additional information was immediately available.

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