A school bus driver taking children to a public elementary school on Chicago's North Side was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol this week after being stopped for erratic driving.
A police officer writing tickets Tuesday morning in the 4100 block of North
Lawndale Avenue was waved down by a driver who complained that a nearby school
bus had nearly rear-ended his vehicle three times.
The officer, who was on foot, signaled for the bus to stop but the driver
ignored him, forcing the officer to get into his car to pull over the bus.
The officer smelled alcohol on the driver's breath and noticed his eyes were
Kenny Sellers, 41, of the 7500 block of South Green Street, failed a field
sobriety test but refused to take a breath test. Taken to the
17th District police station, Sellers tried to escape and fought with a police
officer. Sellers received seven citations, including a felony count of
aggravated DUI for a bus driver and was also charged with aggravated battery against a police
The four children aboard the bus were taken to Hawthorne elementary school in
the Lakeview neighborhood by another driver.