The man who was accused of being drunk at the wheel of a school bus that crashed in Syosset in October headed to court Thursday.
Frederick Flowers, 66, of Massapequa Park, was driving five St. Edward the Confessor School students home Oct. 3 when it crashed into a Teibrook Lane house. The children, between the ages of five and nine, were reportedly unharmed in the accident, a fact detectives later called a "miracle."
After he was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said detectives. Flowers' blood alcohol content was not reported.
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Flowers was charged with five counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated (Leandra's Law), five counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts of driving while intoxicated.