CNY School Bus Driver Charged With DWI-Drugs

State Police in North Syracuse arrested Michele L. Daly, age 46, from Whitesboro, NY for (3) counts of Aggravated DWI-Drugs, (14) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and a traffic violation. On Saturday, April 29, 2017, a Whitesboro Central School Bus that was traveling northbound on Rt. 481 when it was stopped by police officers from the DeWitt Police Department, and State Troopers after the 911 center received several calls from students on the bus that the bus driver was driving erratically. An interview of the bus driver, students and coaches on the bus was conducted and it was determined that the driver was operating the school bus impaired by prescription medication. The 25 students (ages 14 - 18) and 2 coaches on the bus were headed to Fulton High School for a lacrosse game. Daly was arraigned in Village of East Syracuse Court and released to family until next court appearance which is scheduled for May 5, 2017, at 5 p.m.