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Gates Chili Bus Driver Accused of Driving Drunk With Students on Board Arraigned



GATES, N.Y. — The Gates Chili Central School District bus driver accused of driving while drunk with children on board was arranged Tuesday night.

Lashonda Griffin is charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, four counts of Leandra’s Law DWI, and other charges.

An order of protection was issued for all the children on the bus.

Police say they got a call on October 16 that Griffin was unresponsive inside her parked school bus.

At that, Point Griffin was given a field sobriety test and allegedly failed.

Police say Griffin made an unauthorized stop during her route for North Star Christian academy to a McDonald’s before dropping students off at school.

Her next court date has not been scheduled yet.