School bus driver arrested for DUI after careening into ditch

Johnathan Gates was arrested after the bus he was driving with 10 children on board slid out of control, off the road and into a ditch.
2:01 | 11/14/19

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Transcript for School bus driver arrested for DUI after careening into ditch
Now to that startling school bus accident that was caught on a driver apparently under the influence crashing into a ditch with ten children on board. Diane Macedo is here with that story for us. Good morning, Diane. Robin, good morning. That driver is facing charges of DUI controlled substance after using control of the bus and landing in a ditch, the whole thing caught on camera. It's a school bus in a ditch. Injury accident. Reporter: Overnight a school bus driver handcuffed and arrested after this bus slid out of control off the road and into a ditch. I am so sorry. Reporter: This ring camera captured the scene as the Zika reasoned off the road. Reporter: On the bus you can see ten children on board screaming. After the crash one student called 911 telling the operator her grandparents were trailing the bus trying to get her off. There's a 13-year-old calling in. They're on the school bus. There's ee a car following the school bus. It's possibly a Lexus. The caller thinks it might be the grandparents. Reporter: Jonathan Gates appeared to be impaired and arrested him for dui-controlled substance. I'm glad the kids don't ride the school bus. I guess riding the school bus is not one of those things. Reporter: Gates remains suspended while authorities continue the investigation. Police say he is cooperating. Meanwhile the school district is discussing plans to screen bus drivers before getting behind the wheel. School officials say they're doing everything they can to keep a rare occurrence like this from happening again. I've never seen something like this before. Obviously the safety of our students is top priority for the district and I'm very grateful that none of them are injured. Reporter: Now the sheriff's office says alcohol was not suspected. They didn't say what type of substance they think was involved but many people grateful no one was hurt in this crash. We all are. Thank goodness. Thanks, Diane.

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