School Bus Driver in New York State Allegedly Drove Over 2X Limit With Kids Onboard
A group of high school students were on their way back from a field trip late Thursday when they noticed something wasn't right. According to the students, the driver of the school bus was "driving erratically", raising suspicions that they could be intoxicated while behind the wheel, says WIVB.
Students Say Bus Driver on School Field Trip Allegedly Drove Drunk
WIVB reports that a group of high school students were coming home from a trip to Holiday Valley, when they noticed that their bus driver was going the wrong way. Franklinville Police told WIVB that the 35-year-old driver, who was also a teacher, had been operating the vehicle while way over the limit.
According to a waitress at a country club, the alerted students begged the driver to pull over so they could use the restroom. According to WIVB, one of the few businesses that was open late Thursday was the Ischua Valley Country Club.
The waitress at the country club restaurant said around a dozen students entered the area “crying hysterically”.
Police said the driver was charged with twelve counts of endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated driving while intoxicated as a felony and misdemeanor.
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