Troopers say Wayne County school bus driver was under the influence of drugs when he wrecked in September

WAYNE, W.Va. — State police allege a former Wayne County school bus driver was under the influence of drugs when he wrecked his bus on Sept. 12.

Walter Collie (WVRJA)

Walter Collie, 43, of Genoa, was charged Tuesday with DUI causing involving and DUI involving a child.

There were more than three dozen kids on the bus when it crashed along Mill Creek Road in the Fort Gay area. Six of the students were taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

Collie drove his bus off the road and hit a utility pole.

Bond was set Tuesday at $36,000. He’s in the Western Regional Jail.

Collie was arrested by police last month in Fort Gay in connection with a separate drug case.

A statement from Wayne County Schools Tuesday said Collie was fired on Oct. 25. The system said it has fully cooperated with state police in connection with the investigation.

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