DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has completed its investigation involving a July 28 incident involving a tour bus that was swept down a wash by flood waters near Dolan Springs, Ariz.
The Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that it has brought charges against the bus driver, Joseph Hernandez Razon, 52, of Las Vegas, Nevada, through the Kingman Justice Court with reckless driving, which is a criminal traffic violation.
The accident occurred Sunday, July 28, when a tour bus driven by Razon drove through a flooded wash and got swept away at Arizona mile post 16 on Pierce Ferry Road. The wash took the vehicle approximately 4/10 of 1 mile down the wash where it came to a rest on a 45 degree angle.
There were 33 people on the bus and all were able to escape through the emergency exits. No fatalities or injuries were reported.
The Sheriff’s Office has attempted to contact Razon by phone with the bus company, but the bus company said he is currently on leave.
Razon has been summoned to the Kingman Justice Court on Sept. 10, at 10 a.m.
Upon conviction of this reckless driving, the Sheriff’s Office said in its statement that it intends to pursue Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” for reimbursement expenses for the agencies involved.
St. George News Asst. Editor Mori Kessler contributed to this report.
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