Wake school bus driver suspended after DWI charge
Posted November 17, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A bus driver for the Wake County Public School System has been suspended after he was cited Saturday afternoon on a DWI charge, according to a district spokesman.
Police arrested Donnie Lee Ballentine, 63, of 1406 Creech Road, Garner, after he admitted to police that he hit a car on East Martin Street in Raleigh and then left the scene.
In addition to a charge of driving while impaired, he faces a charge of hit-and-run leaving a scene with property damage.
According to arrest records, Ballentine registered a 0.16 on an alcohol breath test. Anything above 0.08 is illegal in North Carolina.