Tour bus driver arrested after Times Square crash; drugs suspected

A driver involved in a double-decker tour bus crash that injured 14 people in Times Square has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

The driver of one of the two double-decker tour buses that collided in a busy Times Square on Tuesday afternoon, injuring 14 people, has been arrested, authorities said.

William Dalambert, 58, was arrested Tuesday evening after a toxicology test suggested he was under the influence of drugs, said an NYPD spokeswoman.

Dalambert, of Irvington, N.J., was driving the tour bus when it struck another parked double-decker, and then a traffic light pole, which fell to the ground.

Three people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and 11 others were treated for minor injuries, according to a New York City Fire Department spokesman.

Dalambert was given the toxicology screen immediately following the accident, which is standard procedure, the police spokeswoman said.

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