Friday December 8th, 2023 2:04AM

Driver facing DUI charge after wreck involving Habersham County school bus

By AccessWDUN Staff

A driver is facing a DUI charge after he drove head-on into a Habersham County school bus Thursday afternoon on Mud Creek Road.

No students were on board the bus at the time of the incident, which was reported at about 2:25 p.m. 

The Georgia State Patrol said in a press release Joshua Ryals, 46, of Demorest, was driving a BMW X3 southbound on Mud Creek Road when it crossed the center line and struck the school bus head-on. 

The bus driver and the monitor were not injured. Ryals suffered a "possible minor injury," according to GSP, but was not transported to the hospital.

Ryals was charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane.

The wreck shut down a portion of Mud Creek Road for about an hour.

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