Tuesday, September 9, 2008

California DUI driver hits school bus and battles cops

California DUI defense lawyers report that four California Highway Patrol officers suffered minor injuries while arresting a California DUI man who crashed into a school bus at Trout Gulch Road and Soquel Drive yesterday morning.

The bus was on Soquel Drive at the intersection of Trout Gulch headed toward Santa Cruz at 7:05 a.m. when the driver, Michael Murphy, 57, of Santa Cruz allegedly let his Toyota 4Runner roll backward into the front of the bus, according to California DUI attorneys.

The bus had no students on it at the time, according to California DUI criminal lawyers.

Murphy was allegedly combative and resisted arrest causing three CHP officers to suffer minor back injuries while trying to detain him, and a fourth officer was kicked, California DUI defense attorneys said.

Murphy was arrested on suspicion of California Drunk Driving/ DUI and resisting arrest. The Pajaro Valley Unified School Board bus was drivable and able to continue its morning route.

Murphy told officers he had been drinking since 3:30 am. per California DUI lawyers. www.sandiegodrunkdrivingattorney.net/survey