BLANDFORD (CBS) — A Blandford man is charged with drugged driving after crashing head-on into a school bus.
Police say Robert Nichols, 50, was speeding when he crashed his Land Rover into the bus on South Street near Route 23 in Blandford on Thursday morning. Investigators say he crossed and re-crossed the median before swerving into the path of the bus.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective In Kids Ages 5-To-11
None of the four Chester Elementary School students on the bus was injured, nor was the 56-year-old driver from Southwick.READ MORE: Tufts University Student Dies After Choking On Hot Dog In Charity Event Contest
Police say after the crash Nichols appeared sleepy and impaired. He was taken to Noble Hospital with minor injuries. Police found two pill bottles in his SUV.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Up To 5.2%, Slightly Higher Than National Average
Nichols was released on personal recognizance from the hospital Thursday afternoon.