Bus flips on its way to Masters golf tournament in Georgia

A driver faces DUI charges after he flipped a bus filled with 18 golf fans headed to day one of the Masters Tournament on a Georgia highway on Thursday morning.

Five of the 14 passengers taken a hospital in nearby Augusta have serious injuries, CBS affiliate KRDW reports.

Steven Hoppenbrouwer was driving the bus along I-20 in Columbia County, Ga., toward the Augusta National Golf Club when the vehicle flipped over at about 8:45 a.m., cops said.

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The 61-year-old drivers was charged before 11 a.m. with driving under the influence as well as failure to maintain lane.

The states’ transportation department said the entire eastbound of the highway remained closed late Thursday morning.

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Phil Mickelson of the United StatePhil Mickelson of the United States Thomas Pieters of BelgiuThomas Pieters of Belgium and Tiger Woods of the United States walk over the Nelson Bridge during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Photos from the scene showed multiple cops responding to the scene, as the black bus sat on its side — crushing a wire fence.

The bus is owned by Jet Executive Limousine, cops said in a brief news release.

A representative who answered a phone number for the Suwanee, Ga.-based company declined to comment because there was “no information at this time.”

He also declined to say if Hoppenbrouwer was an employee or contracted to drive the bus.  

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