The driver of a speeding Mercedes-Benz that struck a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus Monday afternoon was impaired by alcohol, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Kevin Sanders was charged with driving while impaired, and more charges are pending, police said.
Sanders, 56, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after his 2003 Mercedes-Benz struck CMS bus No. 1895 as the bus was turning left onto West Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m., police Detective R.C. Gormican said.
No students were on the bus, Gormican said.
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The wreck happened in the 2800 block of West Boulevard between Old Steele Creek Road and Billy Graham Parkway.
The Mercedes-Benz struck the bus on its left side near the rear axle, Gormican said. The bus driver also was taken to the hospital, but only as a precaution, the officer said.