CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — The bus took students on a field trip to a farm in northern Virginia. The driver of a nation’s capital elementary school charged with DUI. After his vehicle veered into a vehicle ditch.
Nine children treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to Fairfax County Police.
On Thursday, the bus returned with 44 children and four adults to the Murch Elementary School in Washington, D.C. It’s from a field trip to Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia, a popular field trip destination in the region.
According to police, The bus collided with a rock. Then veered into a ditch on the road in northern Virginia.
The 48-year-old Suitland, Maryland, driver was charged after failing a field sobriety test and having a blood-alcohol content.20, more than double the legal limit of.08.
According to police, In Virginia, the driver’s license had already been revoked due to a previous drunken driving conviction.
Officers also reported finding 18 safety violations on the two buses transporting to the excursion and that none of the operators had a valid school bus driver’s license.
In a statement, D.C. Public Schools stated that it intends to review the transportation companies it works with for field trips and other extracurricular activities.