A Cape Cod bus driver was in court this morning pleading not guilty to charges that he has driven students while under the influence on Friday afternoon. 

A Cape Cod bus driver plead not guilty in court, but told reporters on the courthouse steps that he had been drinking that day.

62-year-old Everett W. Redmond, Jr. of Brewster was arraigned today in Barnstable on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol – second offense, and child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle. He plead not guilty in court, but told reporters on the courthouse steps that he had been drinking that day.

The Cape Cod Times reports that Redmond was arrested in the parking lot of Burger King off Route 6 Friday afternoon after a Cape Cod Regional Technical High School student notified her parents that he had been driving the school bus erratically.

Massachusetts State Police reports say Redmond's eyes were red and bloodshot at the scene and that a strong alcohol smell was coming from his breath.

he told the trooper at the scene he “had a really tough week, the kids got to me. I had a couple drinks.”

The report also says Redmond registered 0.103, 0.082 and 0.105 on alcohol breath tests and that he told the trooper at the scene he “had a really tough week, the kids got to me. I had a couple drinks.”

In the police report Redmond said he had four shots of vodka prior to driving the school bus. But when speaking to reporters today, he claims to have had couple of drinks with a sandwich, but insisted he was not drunk.

The pretrial hearing is set for June 23rd.