Bus driver from Odessa pond crash has history

Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 18:45:00-04

This was not the first time Lenoir Sainfimin has been charged with careless driving.

He was behind the wheel when the school bus he was driving with 27 students on board crashed into a pond in Odessa last week.

The I-Team discovered before he was recently hired in August, he had a careless driving charge from 2014. That charge was the result of a multi-car crash on I-275. 

A sketch in the police report shows he made a hard left turn and hit a car which hit another car. The I-Team also found state records that show it took him three times to pass the school bus portion of his commercial driver's license exam. 

It also took him nine times to pass the general knowledge section and nine times to pass the air brakes section of the exam.

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