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Cops: School bus driver that crashed into house was drunk

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Police say a school bus driver who plowed into a Long Island home was drunk.

Nassau County police arrested Frederick Flowers, 66, of Massapequa Park after Wednesday afternoon's crash.

He was carrying five children when he crashed into the garage of the home.

The bus had just left St. Edward's School in Syosset when it crashed into a single-family home across the street from the school on Jackson Avenue, Syosset Fire Chief Peter Silver said.

The children were not hurt, but the driver suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center.  That's where it was determined that Flowers was drunk.

No one was in the home at the time.  Emergency officials from several municipalities responded to remove the bus and secure the foundation of the home.

Parents picked up the children, who are between 5 and 9 years old.

Flowers was charged with five counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated, five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, five counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of driving while intoxicated.

Nassau County Police say they bus is registered to the First Student bus company in Freeport.

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