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Former bus driver dies before DUI hearing

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By Staff Reports

HILLSVILLE — The 52-year-old Galax man who faced two misdemeanor charges after allegedly driving a school bus while intoxicated has died.
Ricky Lee Phillips was charged with a first offense of driving a commercial motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving after a traffic stop June 14.
A citizen following the bus reported to the police that it was being driven erratically before the traffic stop.


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