A bus driver taking students from East Liverpool to Caroll County for a basketball game Saturday was called into question when several adults on board the bus noticed the smell of alcohol.

Twenty-five athletes, staff members and two elementary students were on board the bus at the time. The coaches called the superintendent after asking the driver to pull over at West Gate Middle School just a few miles down the road from the high school

Superintendent John Ludwig said his son was on the bus and the superintendent notified parents of the incident yesterday.

Donald Eugene Goodwin, who has worked for the school since July 2018, blew a .059 and his blood revealed a .075 alcohol level.

Goodwin has been charged with an OVI, and according to the superintendent’s statement. He has been relieved of his duties pending a criminal investigation.