A South Carolina school bus driver was arrested after police officers found that she had a blood alcohol level of 0.31 percent while she was transporting teens to high school on Monday morning, WCNC reported.
Angela Candwell, 53, was charged with a DUI and child endangerment, alarming the five students on the bus and nearby drivers on Airline Road.
"A school bus just whipped out in front of me and I'm like wow," said Eugene Moore. "It looked like she was going to flip the bus and I was like 'oh my God.’”
Moore said he followed the swerving bus for 5 miles and watched the driver pick up children with the hazard lights on. His co-worker recorded the bus with his cell phone.
"She went around a curve and a sand truck almost hit her head on," Moore said. He then decided to use his car to stop the bus before it reached the intersection.
"Maybe [300 to] 400 feet, it took me to stop that school bus," he said. "I was scared she was going to rear-end me.”
Moore then signaled for Caldwell to get out of the door. He claimed that she was slurring her words and had difficulty standing.
Another driver flagged down a police officer, who arrested Caldwell and took her to the Chesterfield County jail.
Caldwell was placed on administrative leave and will face further disciplinary action, the district’s superintendent told WCNC.
[Image: Chesterfield County Detention Center]
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