Created: 08/29/2013 11:33 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
It's not what any parent wants to hear--especially as we prepare to start the school year.
Amini Kellum is charged with Leandra's Law driving while intoxicated and that means police believe she was driving drunk with children on-board. The Brighton School District sent out a letter to parents notifying them that a bus driver had been arrested. Thursday night, News10NBC obtained a security video of the crash that led to her arrest.
Kellum's arrest came after she pulled into a gas station and got her bus struck in one of the bays. There were no kids on the bus when this happened. This afternoon, News10NBC went to the gas station and found their security cameras captured the whole thing.
Police say it was at the Gulf gas station on Mount Read and Jay Street that 35-year-old Amini Kellum was drunk when she pulled in her bus on Wednesday morning and hit a railing that protects the gas pumps.
The security cameras caught the whole thing on camera. On the video you can see the bus driver rocking the bus back and forth trying to get free. At the station, the crash caused damage in a number of places, like at the bottom of the barrier and at the very top of the pump.
Court papers show Kellum had a blood alcohol level of .09. The legal limit for school bus drivers is .04.
We reached out to the Brighton School District, they say Kellum passed all its pre-employment tests and had a clean driving record. They says she's been pulled off the road "pending termination."