A bus driver faces a battery of charges after police found he was drunk at the wheel of a bus that crashed into a Syosset home Wednesday, cops said
Frederick Flowers, 66 of Massapequa Park, while driving students home from St. Edward the Confessor School, drove the bus into a Teibrook Avenue home, police reported. Five children between the ages of five and nine were on the bus at the time. None were injured in the crash, but were brought back to the school for evaluation, reported responders.
Flowers was airlifted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It was later found that he had been driving under the influence.
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No one was inside the home when the incident occurred.
Flowers is charged with five counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated (Leandra's Law), five counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts of driving while intoxicated. Police said Flowers would likely have a bedside arraignment as he is still in the hospital.
St. Edward the Confessor officials were unavailable for comment as of this report.