Charges dropped against man accused of driving a Mingo County bus while impaired

A motion is filed to dismiss DUI and child endangerment charges against David Lee Justice Jr. (West Virginia State Police)

DUI and child endangerment charges have been dismissed against a man who was accused of driving a Mingo County school bus while impaired in August 2018.

A motion to dismiss the charges against David Lee Justice Jr. was filed Monday in Boone County Magistrate Court. Prosecutors said they are awaiting blood test results, but the state has yet to receive the results. Justice had a private blood test done for release on bond. That blood test came back negative.

The state can refile the charges if the blood results come back positive.

Family members said shortly after Justice's arrest that doctors discovered a medical condition.

Justice was driving a school bus Aug. 28, 2018, in Boone County with multiple juvenile passengers on board to a soccer game in Lincoln County when the bus was pulled over.

West Virginia state troopers had received three be-on -the-lookout alerts for the bus from calls stating the bus was weaving in and out of lanes and driving recklessly. Troopers said one officer spotted the bus weaving across the center line multiple times while it traveled northbound on U.S. 119 in Boone County.

Justice could not keep his balance during a field sobriety test and made multiple errors, showing signs of impairment, the initial criminal complaint said.

Justice was placed under arrested and was taken to the Logan Regional Medical Center for a blood test and was then taken to the State Police detachment and then the Southwestern Regional Jail.

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