CHP: Driver In Deadly Charter Bus Crash Was Sleepy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says the
driver of a casino-bound charter bus was falling asleep before the
bus crashed last October, killing 10 people.

The CHP has delivered its 930-page report to the Colusa County
district attorney, who will decide whether to bring criminal
charges against the driver, 52-year-old Quintin Watts.

The CHP initially arrested Watts on suspicion of driving under
the influence after the bus overturned on a two-lane road. However,
toxicology reports released in October showed Watts was not drunk
or on drugs.

State investigators refused to discuss the report Friday. Colusa
District Attorney John Poyner said the report indicates "extreme"
driver fatigue was responsible for the crash.

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