Bus driver accused of DUI released on personal recognizance

Ayla Johnson. (Lincoln Police Department photo)

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. 

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