A Richland, South Carolina woman, who was the operator of a local school bus, has been charged with DWI as she was on her way to transport students to school. According to the police report, the bus driver lost control of the school bus while she was driving, which is what caused the police officers to investigate further. Fortunately, the bus driver was the only person within the school bus at the time of the accident. This accident is reported to have occurred at 9:10 a.m. in the morning.
When officers suspected the operator of having been intoxicated at the time of the accident, they thereafter decided to administer a breath-test. When the woman blew into the breathalyzer, the device registered a .17 alcohol content, which is more than double the legal limit in South Carolina. When questioned by the police, the woman stated that she did not have anything to drink that morning; however, she did consume an entire box of wine the previous night. She is being charged with DUI and Child Endangerment.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI or drinking related crime, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a consultation. You can reach our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.