Jul 28, 2014

Update: Cops: 42 Drunk Teens Caught on Coach Bus with Booze, Driver Charged

Teens were picked up in coach bus in Garden City and were heading to Montauk when police were called.

Update: Cops: 42 Drunk Teens Caught on Coach Bus with Booze, Driver Charged

Originally published: April 15, 2014 at 01:35 p.m.

A coach bus driver faces endangerment charges for driving 42 teens, laden with a large amount of alcohol, from Garden City to Montauk, State Police said. 

Riverside State officers said they received a 911 call at 9:30 p.m. Monday reporting the sound of a woman screaming at a Sunrise Highway rest stop. 

Responding officers found a Coachman limousine bus with 42 teens, ages 16 and 17, in "various stages of intoxication," cops confirmed. Police also discovered more than 100 cans of beer and several empty gallon bottles of whiskey and rum on the bus.

The teens were reportedly picked up from an undisclosed location in Garden City and were bound for Montauk when police responded to the rest stop, located between Exits 65 and 66 in Southampton.

The driver, Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was arrested "due to the intoxication of the youths, the amount of alcohol on board, and the condition of the bus," officers stated. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was released on an appearance ticket at Southampton Town Court.

The teens were turned over to relatives after the incident.

Police did not disclose the identities of the teens nor how they were able to obtain the alcohol.

Investigators said some of the students reportedly attended Sewanhaka High School, but it was not a school-sponsored event. 

The teens were " on a cruise 'with no destination'" and...had no plans to get off the bus," reported Newsday.

Officers said an investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

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