ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A bus driver with the Brockport Central School District was fired after a failed alcohol screening revealed he had driven five students while drunk, Brockport Police said.

Brockport Police announced Wednesday that Robert C. Manley III was given a random drug and alcohol screening on Monday by school officials. The screening, a routine safety measure, showed that Manley was intoxicated. Upon testing, police determined his blood alcohol content (BAC) to be .14%.

In New York State, a BAC of .05% is legal evidence of impairment, .08% is evidence of intoxication, and .18% is considered aggravated driving while intoxicated.

A Tuesday statement from district superintendent Sean Bruno said that the driver was immediately placed on leave, and after an internal investigation, terminated. School officials notified parents of students who rode the driver’s bus.

Manley, who drove an out-of-district route, faces five counts of the felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, the felony driving while intoxicated while operating a school bus, and five counts of the misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

He was processed, released, and due to appear in Village Court later this month.

Full statement from superintendent Bruno:

As one of our many safety precautions, Brockport Central School District performs random drug
and alcohol screening of bus drivers. Upon a random screening Monday, November 7, 2022, a

bus driver failed the alcohol screening test. We immediately placed the driver on leave,
contacted law enforcement and turned the investigation over to Brockport Police Department,
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Parents of
students on the driver’s bus have been notified directly. As a result of our internal investigation,
the bus driver has been terminated. Due to the pending criminal investigation, we are unable to
provide additional details.

Brockport Central School District does not tolerate any behavior that puts students at risk and
has taken swift action to address this incident.