MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A January sentencing has been scheduled for a man accused of being drunk when his vehicle ran into a loaded school bus near Manchester in eastern Iowa.
Court records show 42-year-old Monte Klink pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-offense driving while intoxicated and to two counts of causing serious injury by vehicle. His sentencing date is Jan. 18.
Authorities say Klink failed to yield at an intersection near Manchester on Oct. 1, 2015, and his sport utility vehicle collided with a West Delaware School District bus.
Authorities say all 32 students and the drivers were taken to a hospital. The students ranged from kindergarten through 12th grade. Most suffered minor injuries, and none had life-threatening injuries.