GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) — South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers arrested the driver of a Goose Creek High School activity bus Sunday night.
SCHP officials said the driver, identified as Brent Carter, was driving the bus east down the westbound lanes of Highway 34
in Newberry County. They also said the headlights were not turned on.
They said when they pulled him over, Carter had a blood alcohol level of .18. The legal limit in SC is .08.
Carter is charged with driving under the influence.
The highway patrol says he was still being held at the Newberry County Detention Center Monday morning.
They confirmed 15 students and three adults were on the bus at the time. They were turned over to Berkeley County School
officials and the Department of Social Services was also notified.
Brent Carter is listed as an assistant coach for the Junior Varsity Football Team.
We reached out to the school district to find out what, if any, steps they will be taking after this arrest.
BCSO officials said all students are safe and accounted for.
"Goose Creek Principal Jimmy Huskey transported a bus driver to Newberry to pick up the students and chaperones in order to return them home safely," they said in a statement Monday. "Appropriate Berkeley County School District personnel are fully cooperating with law enforcement and cannot comment on the investigation."