LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Lincoln bus driver charged with drunk driving was arraigned Friday.
Ayla Johnson, 27, did not enter a plea in Kent County Court and was released on $2,500 personal recognizance.
Johnson was arrested in November after staff at Northern Elementary School called police to report that they thought a bus driver who had just pulled up to the school was intoxicated.
Witnesses told the responding officers that the driver of bus #10 had parked, stumbled off the bus and gone into the school building. There were no students on the bus at the time, although there was a bus monitor aboard.
Police said Johnson smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.
Neil Remiesiewicz contributed to this report.