School bus driver arrested for DUI with kids on board

November 11th, 2011 by | Permalink

Bus driver arrested for DUI with kids on board

A New Jersey bus driver was arrested this week on charges of driving a bus full of school children while intoxicated. MSNBC reports that the driver, Carole Crockett, 46, was swerving and falling asleep behind the wheel as she drove. The kids on the bus used cell phones to call and text message their parents to let them know something was wrong. The parents then contacted Westampton Middle School to report the driver.

School officials called the police and the bus was quickly located at Holly Hills Elementary School where the driver was attempting to pick up more students. The school principle removed her from the bus and she was taken into police custody. Crockett had a blood alcohol level of .25, which is five times the legal limit for operating a commercial vehicle.

Crocket has since been fired from her job and faces charges of driving a commercial vehicle under the influence, disorderly conduct, and endangering the welfare of 25 children.

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