Driver who collided with school bus charged with aggravated DUI

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

The driver of a car that collided with a school bus Monday evening in west Evanston has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence, police said.

The crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of Central Park Avenue and Golf Road, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. No children were on the bus.

The driver of the car, a 54-year-old Skokie man, ran a red light in his 2002 Lincoln while traveling south on Central Park Avenue and collided with the eastbound bus, Parrott said.

The man was taken to Evanston Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Parrott said.

Police charged the man with aggravated DUI because he had prior convictions for DUI. His court date had not been set as of Tuesday afternoon because he was still in the hospital, Parrott said.

The bus driver sustained no injuries, Parrott said.

Julian Gerez contributed reporting.

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