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Grand jury indicts bus driver on 9 felony charges for driving drunk with busload of children in Fairfax County

According to court documents, Reynolds reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .20 at the scene.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A grand jury in Fairfax County, Virginia has indicted a bus driver on charges related to driving a school bus full of kindergartners while intoxicated.

In October, 48-year-old Troy Reynolds was accused of being drunk while driving a bus with 44 kindergartners on board from Ben Murch Elementary School in D.C. The children were returning from a field trip to Cox Farms when Reynolds drove the bus off the road and into a ditch.

According to court documents, Reynolds reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .20 at the scene. Nine children suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the crash.

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano announced that a grand jury indicted Reynolds Tuesday on nine felony charges of child endangerment and three misdemeanor charges which include second offense of driving while intoxicated, driving with a disqualified commercial license, and driving a bus without a commercial driver’s license.

“My office takes crimes that endanger children very seriously. We’re grateful to our partners at the Fairfax County Police Department for their collaboration on this case,” Descano said.

A trial date will be set for Reynolds on Thursday, Dec. 22.

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