Bus Driver Charged, Allegedly Drove Students While Intoxicated

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A bus driver in the West Holmes School District has been charged with OVI and child endangering for allegedly driving students while drunk.

Lt. Chad Enderby, Post Commander with the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, tells Fox 8 News that the charges were filed against the bus driver, Kenyon L. Conner, 53, of Killbuck, late Tuesday.

Authorities say Conner was behind the wheel on Nov. 3, when students from West Holmes High School began calling their parents and school officials saying that they believed Conner was intoxicated.

Lt. Enderby says a parent of one student boarded the bus at a stop near State Routes 39 and 83, then rode with the students to Clark Elementary School where a school administrator removed Conner from the bus.

Conner was taken to a local hospital where a urine alcohol test was conducted.

Lt. Enderby claims that Conner's urine sample registered a .296 blood alcohol content level. The legal limit for a urine alcohol test is .11 in Ohio.

Officials at the Holmes County Municipal Court say that Conner's initial arraignment on the charges is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m.