• 50°

Woman faces intoxicated driving charges after crashing into school bus

SALISBURY — A woman will make her appearance in court this week after police charged her Friday following an accident with a school bus.

Salisbury Police charged Savannah Storm Strid, 24, with misdemeanor driving while impaired on Aug. 21.

The crash occurred at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Old Concord Road and South Jake Alexander Boulevard. Detective Russ DeSantis said officers responded to an accident involving a Kia sport utility vehicle that rear-ended a school bus.

A representative with the Rowan-Salisbury School System told police the driver was unconscious behind the wheel. When the officer arrived, the driver, identified as Strid, was talking on a cellphone and seemed agitated, DeSantis said.

When the officer asked Strid what happened, she told the officer she didn’t know. The officer reminded her that she’d been in an accident and struck a school bus.

The officer asked Strid to step out of her vehicle and performed a field sobriety test. According to a report, Strid was unsteady on her feet and, after other instructions from the officer, failed the roadside test. Strid was arrested at the scene.

DeSantis said it’s not clear from the report how many students were on the bus. It appears no injuries were reported.

She is expected to report to district court on Tuesday.

Comments

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day