Man accused of causing Albuquerque bus crash remains jailed
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A case against a man accused of causing a school bus crash two months ago in Albuquerque has been moved to district court.
Prosecutors say 49-year-old Mario Perez was injured in the Feb. 23 crash and made his first court appearance Saturday.
Albuquerque TV station KOB reported that Perez was in a wheelchair and had braces on both his legs.
Police say Mario Perez allegedly was racing his car at more than 100 mph when it crashed into a school bus carrying more than 20 students.
Nine of the students were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries and police say two suffered broken bones including a 13-year-old girl who had a pelvic fracture.
Police say Perez is facing two counts of causing great bodily harm with a motor vehicle.
A judge will decide if Perez will remain in custody until his trial. That court hearing will take place in the next 10 days.
It was unclear Sunday if Perez has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.