WELCOME, N.C. — The man who caused a head-on crash with school bus in Welcome on Monday afternoon was driving drunk, North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed. 

Chad Thomas Kearney of Pfafftown was charged with: 

  • Driving with open alcohol container
  • DWI
  • Careless and Reckless Driving
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Not Wearing a Seat Belt
  • Littering

Tabitha Broadway with Davidson County Schools confirmed the accident happened on Old U.S. 52 near Critcher and Tall Pines Road. 

Broadway said the three elementary students were on the bus weren't hurt. Kearney, 28, is still in the hospital as of Tuesday morning. His injuries aren't known.  

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