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Tour bus driver arrested after Times Square crash; drugs suspected

Driver involved in Times Square tour bus crash arrested; police suspect he was on drugs
Driver of Times Square tour bus that crashed, injuring 14, 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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