The Brooklyn, N.Y., man involved in Saturday’s semi-tractor-trailer crash with an Illinois school bus on U.S. 30 in Warsaw had a blood alcohol content of 0.13%.

Victor Santos, 58, Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with four counts of serious bodily injury while operating a vehicle, Level 5 felonies; and 22 counts of criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, Level 6 felonies.

There were 26 people on the bus and 20 were injured.

According to the probable cause affidavit, at 8:06 p.m. Saturday, a Warsaw Police Department officer responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Center Street. The collision was between a 2006 Freightline Tractor Tailer and a 2008 International school bus.

A Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office talked with the driver of the semi-tractor trailer, later identified as Santos. Santos said he was driving west on U.S. 30 when a school bus came out in front of him and his semi hit the bus. The deputy, according to the affidavit, asked Santos to get out of the semi, and Santos stumbled out. The deputy could detect the smell of alcohol on Santos.

Santos was read his Miranda rights and he agreed to speak with officers.

An officer spoke with Santos about the collision and detected alcohol on Santos. The officer observed Santos’ eyes to be red and glossy and his speech seemed slurred and slow. Santos was asked to complete standardized field sobriety testing, which led the officer to believe Santos was intoxicated at the time of the crash. The officer informed Santos of the Indiana Implied Consent and Santos refused to submit to a chemical test for intoxication. The officer applied for and received a search warrant for a blood sample, which was executed. Santos’ blood was obtained at a hospital lab.

Santos was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail and, during the booking process, Santos provided a portable breath test sample saying he had a blood alcohol content of 0.13.

The officer talked to several witnesses in cars behind Santos’ semi.

Two witnesses were in a vehicle together behind Santos when his semi approached them from behind. They said Santos’ semi was straddling the yellow line down the middle of the roadway and forced them off the side of the road to avoid a collision. They paced Santos’ semi approaching Warsaw at 80 to 85 miles per hour.

The witnesses said the westbound traffic had a red light. They saw Santos’ brake lights on the trailer momentarily light up and then the semi continued into the intersection.

The witnesses said Santos continued into the intersection without slowing down, running the red light and hitting the school bus.

Two more witnesses were riding in a vehicle behind Santos since Columbia City westbound on U.S. 30. They said Santos almost ran them off the road several times and at times was traveling at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. They saw the school bus begin to turn, crossing the intersection. They said the light for westbound traffic was red. They said Santos did not attempt to swerve to miss the bus or apply the brakes to avoid hitting the bus.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Santos is a registered sex offender from the state of New York. He was convicted of rape - first forcible compulsion in the Bronx County Supreme Court on Dec. 3, 1999.