School bus driver revived with Narcan

A school bus driver was arrested in New Jersey after she was revived with Narcan following a crash in Newark.

Lisa Byrd, 57, of East Orange, was behind the wheel of the bus with a dozen special needs children on board Wednesday at about 1:15 p.m. when she hit a tree during a snowstorm, according to police.

Authorities used the opioid overdose antidote Narcan because it appeared Byrd was under the influence of a narcotic.

The students, who range in ages from 5 to 13, were not injured. Byrd was taken to a hospital for treatement.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose called the situation "irresponsible and heinous."

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

It could not be determined if she had retained a lawyer.

With the Associated Press