RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A Wake County school bus driver who had consumed alcohol was arrested Friday morning after he was involved in a vehicular accident while driving a school bus, officials said.
The incident happened around 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of Bellwood Drive and Cameron Street, which is near Broughton High School and the Village District, according to a Raleigh Police News release.
According to police, there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident.
Donald Edward Eli, 60, of Raleigh, has been charged with impaired driving in a commercial vehicle and operating a school bus after drinking, police said.
Eli was a bus driver for the Wake County Public School System but was suspended, according to a school system statement.
Here is the full statement from the Wake County Public School System:
This afternoon, bus driver Donald Eli was arrested for driving a school bus after consuming alcohol and interfering with driving in a commercial vehicle. He was relieved of all driving services. He is currently suspended from employment pending our investigation.
We are grateful that no students were present on this bus at the time of the arrest.
Our employees are subject to the highest standards. The district will not tolerate any action that does not comply with these standards.
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