School bus hit by car, driver charged with DUI

Provided by Greenville Co. Schools

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) — The S.C. Highway Patrol says the driver of a car that hit a school bus has been charged with DUI.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the entrance ramp to Woodruff Road from Interstate 385 North.

Greenville County School District officials say bus was carrying 24 students from the Golden Strip Career Center to J.L. Mann High School when it was hit by the car. School officials say everyone on the bus is OK.

Christopher Howard Cooke (Greenville Co. Detention Center)


The bus driver says the car swerved into her bus, according to a spokesperson for the school district.

Troopers say Christopher Howard Cooke, 51, of Charlotte is charged with DUI and driving under suspension.

As of Friday morning, Cooke was in the Greenville County Detention Center under $1,637 bond on the charges, according to online jail records.