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Driver faces DUI charge after wrecking with Decatur Co. school bus

Charles Thomas (Source: Grady County Jail) Charles Thomas (Source: Grady County Jail)
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GRADY CO., GA (WALB) -

A man is behind bars after more than 30 kids went to the hospital when a Decatur County school bus and an Infinity wrecked in Grady County Friday night.

According to Georgia State Patrol, Charles Thomas has been charged with DUI, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving with a revoked license.

The accident happened on Highway 84, just outside of Cairo.

GSP said that Thomas failed to yield at a stop sign when the bus, carrying 32 Decatur County Middle School students, struck Thomas' Infinity.

Everyone involved in the wreck went to the hospital, but no one had serious injuries.

The Grady County Superintendent Kermit Gilliard released the following statement after the accident:

I have just gotten in from the hospital. A Decatur County bus was returning home from a day in Valdosta. The middle school choir had performed at the Rainwater Conference Center and then enjoyed the day at Wild Adventures and were returning home to Bainbridge when at approximately 7:39 the bus was hit by a car near the intersection of Hwy 84 and Pierce Chapel. 11 students were transported by ambulance, the remaining students were transported by bus to the hospital. No one was life flighted. 

All students, bus driver, and choir director appear to be ok, bumps and bruises, but no major injuries. 30+ were on the bus. 

The driver of the car had minor injuries. 

Continue to pray for all involved in this accident and give thanks that there were no serious injuries.

Thomas has been booked into the Grady County jail.

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