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Driver in Times Square bus crash failed sobriety test, police say

New York

Drugs possible in Times Square bus crash

The driver of a double-decker bus that crashed into a crowded plaza in Times Square, injuring more than a dozen people, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a substance that could impair his abilities, police said Wednesday. Police said there was no evidence William Dalambert of Irvington, N.J., had been drinking, but he was arrested after failing a sobriety test. Results of urine and blood tests to determine if he had used prescription or illegal drugs were pending, they said.

Los Angeles

Woman sneaks on flight on third try

A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times Monday to breach airport security before managing to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, of San Francisco, slipped past an agent who was screening boarding passes at Mineta San Jose International Airport. She went through electronic screening and managed to board Southwest Flight 3785 to Los Angeles. She was discovered once the plane landed. Hartman pleaded no contest Wednesday to entering Los Angeles as an aircraft stowaway and was given 24 months' probation.

Elsewhere

Texas: Col. Viet Luong, a Fort Hood soldier whose family came to the United States as refugees when he was 10, Wednesday became the first Vietnamese-American to reach the rank of general in the U.S. Army.

Detroit: A jury deliberated about three hours Wednesday but reached no verdict in the trial of a Detroit area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch last fall.

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Driver in Times Square bus crash failed sobriety test, police say 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:29pm]
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    Celebrities

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    Politics

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    Transportation

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