WILKESBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A school bus driver is facing charges after a crash in Wilkes County, according to court documents.
Wilkesboro police report that the incident happened on Welborn Avenue, near River Street, on Oct. 13.
The driver was reportedly trying to back into a parking space at Wilkes Developmental Day School when the bus hit the building. The crash caused about $1,000 in damage.
Wilkesboro police said five people were on the bus, in addition to the driver, and no one was injured. The school district confirmed that the bus serves students with special needs.
York was charged with operating a school bus/child care vehicle after consuming alcohol, driving while impaired and four counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
Wilkes County Schools said York has driven for the school district for about eight years.
After the incident, the driver was placed on suspension without pay, according to the school district. The district “received clarity on charges” on Monday, and school officials have a meeting scheduled with her this week.