New Jersey school bus driver revived with Narcan after crash
WPIX / Newark Police
Lisa Byrd

via WPIX:

NEWARK, N.J. (WPIX) -- A New Jersey bus driver is facing charges after authorities had to use Narcan to revive her after the school bus she was driving, with a dozen children on board, hit a tree.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose says authorities used the opioid overdose antidote because it appeared 57-year-old Lisa Byrd was under the influence of a narcotic.

The special-needs students, who range in ages from 5 to 13, were not injured as the bus appeared to cross a street and bump into the tree during a snowstorm Wednesday.

Byrd is charged with child endangerment, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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