NYSP: School bus driver arrested for DWI

News release

CENTRAL SQUARE, NY —  State Police arrested David E. Wines, age 48 from West Monroe, NY, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (E-felony), DWI – while operating a School Bus (E-felony), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A-misdemeanor).

On Jan. 18, 2022, State Police were contacted by the Superintendent of the Central Square School District regarding a bus driver who had submitted to random drug/alcohol screening as part of their union contract with the district. Following the test, it was determined that Mr. Wines had a BAC of .09%. State Police were then immediately contacted by the district administration. Mr. Wines was then tested By State Police where it was determined his BAC level to be .04%.

Mr. Wines is charged with transporting 55 school-age children while intoxicated, 47 of them were 15 years and younger.

He was processed and transported to the Oswego County Public Safety Building for Centralized Arraignment Court.

State Police would like to recognize Central Square School Superintendent Thomas J. Colabufo and the Central Square School District administration for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.