Driver charged with DUI manslaughter in crash that killed 8 migrant workers has slew of previous traffic infractions, was in another accident days prior: Records

Migrant bus crash

Police and emergency workers inspect a bus that collided with a small pickup truck, killing eight of the more than 50 migrant workers in the bus on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Ocala, Fla. The driver of the pickup, Bryan Maclean Howard, inset, was charged with eight counts of DUI manslaughter. (AP Photo/Alan Youngblood; Mug shot: Marion County Jail)

A driver accused of being under the influence when he crashed into a bus carrying migrant workers, killing eight people and injuring dozens more on a rural Florida road is no stranger to traffic infractions, records show.

Bryan Maclean Howard, 41, is now facing eight counts of DUI manslaughter. Howard was allegedly driving a Ford Ranger the wrong way down State Road 40 in Marion County on Tuesday morning when he collided with a bus full of migrant workers, according to a probable cause affidavit. The bus left the road, overturned and entered a field where it struck two fences. Medical personnel pronounced seven of the workers on the bus dead on the scene. Another died at the hospital. At least 33 passengers were taken to the hospital, along with Howard, who was unconscious when paramedics got to him.

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