Police track down missing driver after bus crash

Ramapo police spent a good part of Monday tracking down an SUV driver following a head-on crash with a tour bus.



The driver allegedly slammed into a bus operated by Monsey Tours on Route 45 near Williams Avenue in Hillcrest around 3 a.m.



The bus driver suffered only minor injuries, but Route 45 was shut down until mid-morning.



Police have identified the SUV driver as 32-year-old Karna Roka, of Garnerville. They say he is a waiter at the Bombay Grill in New City.



He reportedly turned himself in to Haverstraw police. Officials say Roka claimed he got into what he thought was a police car, gave the person behind the wheel his license and figured out it was a cab when he arrived at his home in Garnerville.



Roka was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he is currently being treated for injuries that he sustained in the accident.



Roka has been charged with DWI, but he may also face additional charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.



Police originally said the SUV was owned by Roka's employer, but the manager of the Bombay Grill says that's not true.



 



 


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