Driver rear-ends school bus north of Battle Ground

Driver arrested for alleged DUI

By John Branton and Paul Suarez

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The Washington State Patrol has arrested for alleged DUI a driver who rearended a stopped school bus with 10 children on board.

It happened at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 on state Highway 503 about seven miles north of Battle Ground.

A 2012 school bus driven by Dean M. Flohaug, 59, of Yacolt stopped at a marked bus stop to let children off, according to a state patrol release. Ronald W. Combs, 59, also of Yacolt failed to stop his 1993 Honda Accord in time and rear-ended the bus.

Ten children were on the bus but no one was reported injured.

The crash was caused by impairment and speeding too fast, state patrol said.

Combs was cited for DUI.