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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Flomaton man hits school bus


May 10, 2018

Joe Thomas

Officers respond to school bus crash

An Escambia County (Ala.) School bus driver and 18 students escaped injury Friday morning when a vehicle traveled through a stop sign on Upper Creek Road in Flomaton and plowed into the bus heading south on Highway 31.

Police reports state Brad Ledale Harris, 34, 211 Leggett Road, Flomaton, ran through the stop sign on Upper Creek Road and struck the school bus near the right rear tire. The school bus driver, Gail Miller, told officers she saw the vehicle coming but did not have time to stop.

Police Officer Wallace Carter noted he suspected Harris to be under the influence of medications at the time of the crash and noted that Harris failed a field sobriety test.

The report notes Harris told the officer he had taken a number of medications that included xanaflex, paxil, trazdone, lyrica, toporal and seriquil.

Harris agreed to a blood test and was taken to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton where blood was taken. Harris was released pending the results of the blood test.


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