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BRENT CARTER


NEWBERRY — State troopers say a Goose Creek High School bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment after officers saw him drive the team bus the wrong way down a highway.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said 50-year-old Brent Carter, of Goose Creek, was driving the bus east in the westbound lanes without its headlights on along state Highway 34 near Newberry about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Beres says Carter's blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Authorities say the 15 students and three adults on the bus were not hurt and were picked up by another driver and taken back to the school near Charleston. They had been attending a drama competition.

It wasn't known if Carter had a lawyer.