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Chesterfield school bus driver charged with DUI after hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Apr 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-30 16:07:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield County school bus driver was charged with a DUI after a crash and brief pursuit on Friday afternoon.

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday, officers were notified that a CCPS bus had been involved in a hit-and-run crash in Richmond. Witnesses also told authorities that the bus was driving recklessly.

Officers located the bus and initiated a traffic stop. However, the bus driver did not stop and a brief pursuit ensued.

The bus driver soon stopped and was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and charged with a DUI.

Earlier in the day, the bus had dropped off two children at a location in Richmond. Officers responded to identify and locate the children.

One of the children was brought to a hospital to be evaluated.

Shawn Smith, a spokesman for Chesterfield County Public Schools, shared the following statement regarding the incident:

“The school division is working closely with law enforcement on the investigation. The driver is no longer an employee of the school division.”

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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