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Louisville man charged with DUI after rear-ending JCPS bus

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Roland Hedgespeth (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Roland Hedgespeth (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing several serious charges after police say he rear-ended a JCPS bus while driving under the influence. 

According to an arrest report, it happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Terry Road and Greenwood Road. A witness told officers responding to the crash that the driver of a blue 2004 Jeep appeared to "slump over" before hitting the back of the school bus with 29 children and two adults on board. 

Police say the driver of the jeep, 47-year-old Roland Hedgespeth had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and struggled to keep his balance when standing. According to police, Hedgespeth admitted to drinking alcohol before the crash. 

Hedgespeth could not follow instructions during a field sobriety test, police say, and refused to take a breathalyzer. He was arrested after being taken to University Hospital for treatment. 

Hedgespeth is now charged with wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and driving without insurance. 

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