Chicago Tribune - A school bus driver taking children to a public elementary school on Chicago’s North Side was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol this week after being stopped for erratic driving, officials said Wednesday. A police officer writing tickets Tuesday morning in the 4100 block of North Lawndale Avenue was waved down by a driver who complained that a nearby school bus had nearly rear-ended his vehicle three times, Chicago police said. 

The officer, who was on foot, signaled for the bus to stop but the driver ignored him, forcing the officer to get into his car to pull over the bus, according to Chicago police Officer Mike Sullivan. The officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and noticed his eyes were bloodshot, Sullivan said. Kenny Sellers, 41, of the 7500 block of South Green Street, failed a field sobriety test but refused to take a breath test, Sullivan said. Taken to the 17th District police station, Sellers tried to escape and fought with a police officer, he said. Sellers received seven citations, including a felony count of aggravated DUI for a bus driver and aggravated battery against a police officer. The four children aboard the bus were taken to Hawthorne elementary school in the Lakeview neighborhood by another driver.

We’ve all had those days. The days you wake up with 3 hours of sleep still drunk from the night before. The days where you realize immediately that today will 100% be the worst day of your entire life and for the next 8-10 hours and you’d rather just kill yourself than go to work. The days where you have to say “Fuck it”, pop a couple advil, throw on your hottest rising yellow flames, neon green shirt and go drive around a bus full of kids with a blood alcohol level that’s teetering above the Mendoza line like Adam Dunn in mid-June. It’s the worst. So everyone should be able to empathize with Kenny Sellers a little bit. We’ve all been there, he just happened to get caught. Also had that bus full of kids and tried to escape and fight the cops but what’re you gonna do? Not like he had any alternative. Call out of work? Yeah right. Have fun getting a job again after being too drunk to come into work as a school bus driver. Ride or die, that’s the only way Hawthorne elementary kids would wanna get to school in the first place.