Driver charged with DUI after hitting school bus

Derek Alan Aldridge
Derek Alan Aldridge

GREENVILLE CO., SC (WSPA) – Two students were taken to the hospital after a school bus was involved in a crash in Greenville County.

The bus had just left Rudolph Gordon Elementary School when the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. at the corner of Scuffletown and East Georgia Roads.

Troopers say a pickup truck driven by Derek Aldridge of Piedmont struck the left rear of the bus, went off the right side of the road and struck a ditch.

38 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, according to Greenville County Schools.

The two students who were taken to the hospital were taken as a precaution.

Aldridge was charged by the South Carolina Highway Patrol with driving under the influence.

No serious injuries were reported, according to the district.

SLED BACKGROUND CHECK

CONTRIBUTOR/SUBJECT           DOA/RCVD CHARGE/DISPOSITION/ETC
————————————————-
SCSHP0300 SC HIWAY DEPT DIST 3  08/24/1981
CASE-43874
CIT-SC56-5-2930
ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
INFLUENCE
OFFENSE DATE-08/24/1981
ARREST INFO- PENDING
———————
SC0230200 GREENVILLE PD         03/24/1982
CASE-43874
WARR-A667014
CIT-SC44-53-370
ARREST CHARGE -SIMPLE POSSESS
ION MARIJUANA
OFFENSE DATE-03/24/1982
ARREST INFO- PENDING
———————
ALDRIDGE, DERICK A              12/28/1984
SC0230000 GREENVILLE CNTY SO
CASE-43874
ARREST CHARGE -SIMPLE POSSESS
ION MARIJUANA
OFFENSE DATE-12/28/1984
PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-B241246                               COURT CHARGE 01-SIMPLE POSSES
SION MARIJUANA
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;9M CONFI
NE; 1Y PROB; $762 FINE;
CONFINEMENT OR FINE;1Y &
$1000 SUSPENDED;ATTEND
ASAP
———————
ALDRIDGE, DEREK ALAN            04/11/1985
ARREST CHARGE -DATE OF ARREST
NOT DETERMINED
COURT CHARGE 01-POSSESSION
OF MARIJUANA
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;1Y SUSP;
1Y PROB
SC040015G  CENTRAL PPP                     CUSTODY STATUS-PROBATION
START DATE-04/11/1985
———————
ALDRIDGE, DEREK ALAN            05/22/1985
SC0230000 GREENVILLE CNTY SO
CASE-43874
WARR-B287888
ARREST CHARGE -SIMPLE POSSESS
ION OF MARIJUANA
OFFENSE DATE-05/22/1985
WARR-B287888                               COURT CHARGE 01-SIMPLE POSSES
SION OF MARIJUANA
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;2Y PROB;
1Y AND $1000 SUSP;$1015;
30D P/SERVICE;DRUG PROGRAM
———————
ALDRIDGE, DEREK ALAN            10/11/1985
ARREST CHARGE -DATE OF ARREST
NOT DETERMINED
COURT CHARGE 01-SIMPLE POSSES
SION OF MARIJUANA
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;2Y PROB;
$1000 FINE; 1Y & $1000
SUSPENDED;WORK 30D;CONTINU
E DRUG PRO
SC040015G  CENTRAL PPP                     CUSTODY STATUS-PROBATION
CASE-230000                                   START DATE-10/11/1985
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ALDRIDGE, DERRICK ALLEN         06/11/1991
SCSHP0200 SC HIWAY DEPT DIST 2
ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
INFLUENCE MORE THAN 1ST
OFFENSE DATE-06/11/1991
PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
ARREST CHARGE -DRIVING UNDER
SUSPENSION MORE THAN 1ST
DOC-91GS3600406                            COURT CHARGE 01-DRIVING UNDER
WARR-Q674427                                   SUSPENSION 2ND
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;60D &
$500 SUSPENDED $500
COURT DATE-03/25/1992
DOC-91GS3600405                            COURT CHARGE 02-DRIVING UNDER
WARR-Q674428                                   INFLUENCE 2ND
COURT DISP-CONVICTED;30D OR
$200 SUSP 2D & $200
———————
ALDRIDGE, DEREK RICK            10/16/1991
SC0230000 GREENVILLE CNTY SO
CASE-43874
WARR-D169614
ARREST CHARGE -ASSAULT &
BATTERY
PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE
WARR-D169614                               COURT CHARGE 01-ASSAULT AND
BATTERY
COURT DISP-NON-CONVICTION;
DISMISSED