A school bus driver is taken into police custody after driving a school bus full of kids allegedly while under the influence. Officers say the bus driver was also driving on a suspended license. A witness says he first spotted the school bus as it drove on top of a parked car. "He ran over a car. He rolled right across the top of the car and he backed off the car I could hear the kids screaming," explains the witness.
That witness says he called 911 and followed the bus as it hit curbs, stop signs and even did donuts in a parking lot all while stopping to drop children off. The bus driver, at one point, is said to have gotten off the bus when people flagged him down and told him to stop. "He got off the bus staggering and I had to catch him to keep him from falling," the witness explains.
After about ten minutes of following the bus and remaining on the phone with 911 Harris County Precinct 7 Deputy Constables arrived. "We pulled him off the bus. The officers noticed he had signs of intoxication, staggering, could not walk and had real slurred speech. Officers had to hold him up," explains Precinct 7 Deputy Constable Sgt. Grant.
There on Belfort at Jutland with four children still on the bus those kids watched as their bus driver was handcuffed and placed in a squad car. The students were being driven from the Zoe Learning Academy. The principal says the driver works for "Reaching Out To You Corporation", a bus service the school has contracted with for three years.