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Greyhound Driver Suspected of DUI after Fresno Crash



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Authorities say a Greyhound driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing a bus into a guardrail with 35 passengers on board Sunday morning in Fresno.

The California Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. when the driver lost control on southbound Highway 99 as it transitions to Highway 180 in Fresno. The bus was heading to Fresno from Sacramento.

Portrait of Greyhound driver Ashton Rennick Castillo

— Ashton Rennick Castillo

35 Passengers on Board

CHP spokesman Victor Taylor says of the 35 passengers, about 10 complained of pain and one was transported to a hospital.

The Fresno Bee reports the driver, Ashton Rennick Castillo, 28, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

CHP: Drug Use Suspected

Taylor says drugs are suspected to be involved, but not alcohol.

A phone message seeking comment from Greyhound was not immediately returned.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email