KEMAH — About 50 out-of-county students’ prom night ended early Saturday on the Kemah Boardwalk, when a party bus driver chauffeuring the teenagers was arrested, and one student was taken to the hospital to be treated for an unknown medical issue, police said.
The students, who were on two different chartered buses, were taken to the Kemah Fire Department to be picked up by their parents late Saturday, Officer Marcus Way said.
A medical call placed shortly after 6:30 p.m. alerted officers to an issue, and one student was taken to the hospital to be treated for an unknown issue, Way said. The student’s condition was unknown Saturday night.
Officers determined that some of the teenagers were in possession of alcohol, and fire department officials helped take the students to the fire department, where the students were told to call their parents.
Police arrested the bus driver, although charges had not been filed as of 9 p.m. Saturday. The bus was towed, Way said.
In a separate incident, students on another chartered bus who were celebrating prom night near Third Street on the Kemah Boardwalk also were taken to the fire department to be picked up by their parents, Way said. That driver was not arrested.
It was unclear what school the students attended, although Way said it was not in Galveston County.
Kemah police were working with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office late Saturday to determine what charges to file against the bus driver, Way said.
Contact reporter Alex Macon at 409-683-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.