Troopers: Coach drives school bus wrong way down highway


NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina troopers say a Goose Creek High School coach has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive the team bus the wrong way down a highway.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said that 50-year-old Brent Carter was driving the bus east in the westbound lanes without its headlights on along state Highway 34 near Newberry around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Beres says Carter’s blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Authorities say the 15 students and three adults on the bus were not hurt and were picked up by another driver and taken back to the school near Charleston.

It wasn’t known if Carter had a lawyer.

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2/20/2017 9:38:34 AM (GMT -5:00)

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