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Police: Man charged with DWI, drugs after crashing into CATS bus


A man is accused of driving impaired and faces a slew of charges, including drug charges, after police say he crashed into a Charlotte Area Transit System's (CATS) bus in uptown Charlotte.

According to emergency personnel, the collision occurred around 10:41 a.m. Friday morning along the 100 block of West Stonewall Street near the intersection of South Tryon Street.

Crews say the CATS bus was traveling east on West Stonewall Street in the left lane and came to a stop at the intersection waiting to turn left.

That's when a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser that was traveling behind the bus failed to stop and struck the stopped bus from behind, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police investigators say.

WBTV has learned that Medic transported the driver of the Chrysler to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with injuries. 

Police say there were seven passengers on the CATS bus at the time of the collision.  Two people say they were uninjured, four people had minor injuries, but refused treatment on scene.  The seventh passenger was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where she was treated and released.

After police investigated, the driver of the Chrysler, Noel Anthony Burr, was charged and arrested for Driving While Impaired, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Careless and Reckless Driving. Burr was released from CMC and was transported to the Mecklenburg County Intake Center. 
The crash in under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  Detective Oberer is the lead detective assigned to the case. 

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