By Gage Simpson

Owner of New Frontier News

Thursday, March 28, 2019

(NEW FRONTIER NEWS) – An Oldham County bus driver pleaded guilty to driving drunk on Wednesday after she crashed a bus with 33 students on board.

Lesley Harvey, 54, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and 32 counts of wanton endangerment.

On March 15th, Harvey hit several poles at the entrance of a subdivision. When this happened she called her supervisor and told them that no one was hurt and that she could still drive.

In Oldham County, all accidents require a breath sample. When tested, Harvey blew a .115 on her first breathalyzer test and a .107 on the second.

When she was taken to Oldham County Jail she got a result of .13.

The legal limit for BAC in Kentucky is .04 for commercial drivers and .02 for school bus drivers.

During her arrest, Harvey also admitted to an officer she had been drinking.

Harvey was sentenced to 13 months in jail, after which she is ordered to go to rehab, and her license is suspended for 120-days.


Gibson, Becca. (March 2019). Oldham County school bus driver charged with DUI pleads guilty. WLKY. The United States.

Staff writer. (March 2019). Bus driver pleads guilty to drunken driving with 30+ students on board in Oldham County. WLKY. The United States.