Brand new charges added in bus accident that injured Masters patrons

APPLING, Ga. (AP) Regulators have added felony charges contrary to the driver of a charter bus that will overturned on a Georgia interstate, hurting passengers heading to the Masters golfing tournament.

Maj. Sam Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’ s Office said Friday that will 61-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer is billed with seven counts of severe injury by vehicle. That’ t in addition to charges of driving under the influence plus failure to maintain lane that the coach driver was jailed on Thursday night.

The Georgia Condition Patrol says Hoppenbrouwer was generating 18 Masters patrons Thursday through Atlanta to Augusta when the tour bus left the road, spun and overturned on Interstate 20. Some people suffered broken bones and mind injuries.

Morris stated Hoppenbrouwer left jail after publishing bond Friday. He said prison records did not list an attorney to get Hoppenbrouwer.