Lockport bus driver arrested for driving while intoxicated

Posted at 4:41 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 17:53:58-05

A Lockport woman has been arrested after deputies say she drove a school bus filled with students while intoxicated.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, the principal of Anna Merritt School called deputies on Wednesday to report that 58-year-old Diane Nelson appeared to be intoxicated and had just transported 32 children to Allie Brandt Bowling Lanes.

Deputies say Nelson was interviewed by authorities in the parking lot of the bowling lanes.

Nelson was charged with Felony Leandra's Law DWI, operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies say Nelson was arraigned in the Town of Lockport Court and bail was set in the amount of $15,000 cash/$30,000 property. She was taken to the Niagara County jail pending a future court appearance in the Town of Lockport on November 29.

No students were injured.