Fayetteville Bus Driver Was Drunk At Time Of NC Bus Accident
According to reports, 49-year-old Charles Wynn was driving a Lewis Chapel Middle School bus holding 18 North Carolina students when he rear-ended a vehicle Pritchett Road. Wynn was dropping the children at home after the school day and the NC bus accident took place just before 3 PM on Friday afternoon.
When police smelled alcohol on the bus driver, he was asked to take a breathalyzer test – and was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.20 – two and a half times the legal limit of 0.08. However, not only the bus driver was at fault in the accident – the driver of the car that was hit, 29-year-old Travis Hunter of Fayetteville, received a ticket for failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident and driving with a revoked license.
Five children went to the hospital – two for feelings of discomfort and three at the behest of their parents. No one received life-threatening injuries in the NC bus accident.
Wynn was a substitute bus driver and is a custodian at Seventy-First High School. The Superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools said that his behavior would have been caught by regular drug screenings over time – and that the man’s job status was in jeopardy.