Woman arrested after crashing car into Knox County school bus

Woman arrested after crashing car into Knox County school bus

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No students were injured in the wreck that happened at about 8:15 a.m. on South Gallaher View Road. No students were injured in the wreck that happened at about 8:15 a.m. on South Gallaher View Road.
Amanda Chadwell (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Amanda Chadwell (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -  A Knox County woman was arrested Wednesday morning after crashing her car into a Knox County school bus carrying Bearden High School students.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says Amanda Layne Chadwell, 34, was driving her 2001 Kia Rio southbound on South Gallaher View Road Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. when she lost control in a curve near Lesley Marie Lane.

The vehicle spun around and struck the front of Bus 166 in the northbound lane.

Twenty-nine students were on the bus, none of whom were injured. Another bus transported the students to school where they were checked for injuries as a precaution.

Chadwell was not wearing a seat belt and was arrested for driving on a revoked license. She failed her field sobriety tests and additional charges for DUI are pending.

Chadwell has an extensive criminal history in Knox County that includes possession of drug paraphernalia, multiple traffic offenses, and possession of a legend drug without a prescription.

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