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Drunk School Bus Driver With Bus Full Of Students

A school bus driver has been given A DUI after Police discovered he was drunk driving with a bus full of students on board

Brent Patrick Carter
Brent Patrick Carter, Newberry County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, February 19th, Brent Patrick Carter was arrested and charged with a DUI after the South Carolina Highway Patrol spotted him driving down the wrong lane in Newberry County, South Carolina.

On 7:05 am, Brent was spotted driving the Goose Creek High School activity bus on Highway 34 in Newberry County. Brent was carrying 15 students on the bus and 3 adults.

The Highway patrol officers were startled when they noticed the school bus traveling eastbound in the westbound lane, without headlights in the evening. Officer pulled over the vehicle before it could merge onto Interstate 26 towards Columbia.

Brent Patrick Carter was arrested and charged with a DUI after they measured his Blood Alcohol Content level to be .18, more than twice the legal limit.

Berkeley County School District recently released a statement regarding the incident, "Early Sunday evening, a bus carrying fifteen Goose Creek High students and three chaperones was stopped by South Carolina Highway Patrol in Newberry County while returning from a field trip. The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

All students are safe and accounted for. Goose Creek Principal Jimmy Huskey transported a bus driver to Newberry to pick up the students and chaperones in order to return them home safely.

Appropriate Berkeley County School District personnel are fully cooperating with law enforcement and cannot comment on the investigation.

Additionally, this matter will be handled by the school district following established district policies and procedures addressing this situation."

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