A Richmond resident was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol while working as a charter bus driver and transporting 40 passengers to the Graton Resort & Casino near Rohnert Park, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Angela Teasley, 34, of Richmond, was allegedly erratically driving a bus owned by Modesto-based Storer Transportation Services north on U.S. Highway 101 when she crashed into the right side rail on the Golden Gate Bridge around 9:25 a.m. and kept going, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
A passenger on her bus called 911 to report the collision and unsafe driving. Other drivers called in reports about the bus, which continued north. CHP didn’t catch up to it by the time it reached Petaluma, but police detained Teasley after she pulled into the casino parking lot about 10:15 a.m.
A DUI evaluation estimated her blood-alcohol content at almost four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent CHP said. She was booked into county jail on suspicion of DUI and operating a commercial vehicle while impaired.
No passengers were injured.
Bay City News contributed to this report