MWPD drew blood and are awaiting lab results to see if he had alcohol or any other substances in his system that might have impair his driving.
Sullivan said Cougar has no prior criminal history.
Bullock told the Index the bus driver was not at fault for the accident and responded properly.
“Our bus drivers make every effort to safely transport our students to their respective campuses each and every day,” she said. “We were very fortunate that our students were not seriously injured. Student safety is always a top priority at Mineral Wells ISD.”
Sullivan said MWPD, Mineral Wells Emergency Medical Services, Mineral Wells Fire Department, Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department and MWISD staff all responded to the scene and did an excellent job.
He added city and county’s emergency preparedness drill at Mineral Wells High School back in August helped a great deal in their response efforts.
“A lot of those pieces [from the drill] kind of came together and we were able to leverage the medical, trauma care element,” he said. “[Everyone] did just an excellent job. We’re a small department in a rural environment and we could get overwhelmed in a hurry.
“I know it doesn’t seem like much, but that’s what we practice for.”