Authorities have charged 31-year-old Erika Nixon with felony aggravated DUI in connection to a January crash in Jackson, Mississippi.
Upon arriving at the scene, authorities reported smelling alcohol on Nixon who later registered a .15 on a breathalyzer test. The legal limit for drivers of commercial vehicles is .04.
Authorities removed all passengers from the bus and sent 22 of them to area hospitals for minor injuries.
Nixon was initially charged with misdemeanor DUI, but the charge was later upgraded to a felony.
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