NEW INFO: Man Driving Stolen School Bus Charged With DWI

Police say a homeless man has been charged with DWI after they stopped a stolen school bus from Virginia.

New Bern police say they stopped 27-year-old Samuel Mullenhauer around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

Chesapeake Schools spokesman Tom Cupitt says the bus was stolen from Joliff Middle School. He says they believe the bus might have been hot-wired.

New Bern police say a person called 911 saying the bus drove through a railroad crossing in Bridgeton and had its crossing arm out, causing it to hit a bridge.

An officer spotted the bus and saw it weaving within the lane. Police stopped it at the intersection of Trent Creek and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Records show Mullenhauer had a blood alcohol level of .09.

Police say additional charges against Mullenhauer, who last lived in Louisa, Virginia, are expected.

He was the only person on the bus when it was stopped.


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