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Driver in school bus crash faces charges

Patrolman Justin Ellis, Dougherty County Police Department Patrolman Justin Ellis, Dougherty County Police Department
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

A Dougherty County man is facing charges on a crash that injured 9 students on a Dougherty County School bus two weeks ago.     

Dougherty County Police officially charged 24-year-old Stephen Botton with following too closely and failure to yield for a school bus while unloading.  He told officers he was changing the radio station in his pickup and didn't see the bus on Sylvester Road.  

"It's imperative that you pay attention to the roads and what's going on around you because accidents happen in a split second. Anytime you take your eyes off the road anything can happen," said Patrolman Justin Ellis with the Dougherty County Police Department.       

Botton was the only one who suffered serious injuries in the crash, but he is out of the hospital.

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