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Marion County School Bus Crashes Into Drunk Driver with Students on Board

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 OCALA – A Marion County School Bus crashed into a drunk driver Friday afternoon while students were still on board according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred just before 5:00 pm on the corner of Baseline Road (State Road 35) and Southeast 38th Street.

According to the report, the bus driver, 59-year-old Alpha Franklin, was traveling northbound in the outside lane when the driver directly in front of the bus began to slow down to make a right turn onto a private driveway.

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Franklin did not slow down quickly enough causing the bus to strike the rear of the 2003 Honda SUV driven by 73-year-old Horst Stuckenbrock.

The impact of the collision sent Suckenbrock’s vehicle spinning up a hill. Once the vehicle reached the top of the hill, it came back down the hill where it struck the bus a second time.

During the investigations, troopers found Stuckenbrock to be driving under the influence.

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Stuckenbrock was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail where he was later released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Franklin has issued a citation for careless driving.

Neither the drivers nor the students were injured during the incident.

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Luis Izquierdo is the Founder & Publisher of Central Florida Wire, LLC. "My goal is to provide a 100% unbiased source for REAL news in your town and to be your number one source for accurate and honest information."

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